It's taken ten months and cost seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds but today the residents in a remote Lake District were finally re-connected to the national grid.
Mains electricity in Wasdale was lost on Christmas Eve last year when a underwater cable in Wast Water developed a fault.
Since then residents and businesses in the area have relied on large and often noisy generators.
ITV Border's reporter Andy Burn sent this report.
A community in the Lake District which has been without mains electricity since Christmas Eve is now switched back on.
Eleven properties at Wasdale Head have been relying on noisy generators since a fault developed with the electricity cable that runs through Wastwater.
Last month a new cable was moved into the village. Electricity North West says restoring the power has been a complex operation, costing three quarters of a million pounds.
The residents of Wasdale Head in the Lake District are being re-connected to mains electricity today.
Power to the remote village went off on Christmas Eve last year due to a fault with an underwater cable in Wast Water.
The villagers have had to make do with a noisy generator for the past ten months.
The remote village of Wasdale Head will have its mains power switched back on today. It has been relying on generator power since December last year when the main power cable broke underneath Wastwater - Englands deepest lake.
Electricity North West have relaid a new cable.
The cable that will restore mains supply electricity to the remote Lake District village of Wasdale Head has been delivered.
Giant transporter has snaked the country roads to a remote Lake District village carrying a custom built underwater cable weighing 19 tonnes. It will be used to help restore mains electricity to isolated community which has been without mains power since last December.
The 11 properties in the remote valley of Wasdale Head have been supplied with electricity from generators since December after a fault occurred on a power cable that runs through Wastwater.
The lake is also the deepest in England, at 79 metres, but the cable will sit out-of- sight on a contour around 30 metres deep.Jane Fleetwood, response manager for Electricity North West, said:
"It's an extremely complicated engineering challenge to restore mains power to such a remote and unique location and we're confident we have a solution that will last.
"We restored power the same day as the fault by providing generators, and it's taken a lot of planning and background work with local residents and businesses, as well as the council, National Trust and Natural England to reach this stage of the project.
"As with previous phases, we will do everything we can to minimise disruption, keep residents updated and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible."
Jane Fleetwood, response manager Electricity North West, said " We will do the work as quickly as we can and keep people informed. We have promised there will be no disruption over Easter. It's such a wonderful area and lots of people come at that time so we won't disrupt the Easter holidays."