Energy chiefs face grilling from MPs over Xmas floods

Bosses of some of Britain's biggest energy distributors will appear in front of MPs later to answer explain their response to the Christmas floods.

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UK Power Networks were criticised for their slow response to customers cut off by flood waters. Credit: PA

Companies running energy grids and networks were berated for a slow response as thousands of customers spent Christmas Day without power.

Energy chiefs will face interrogation the Energy and Climate Change committee in a one-off evidence session at 9:30am.

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MP slams energy chiefs for 'lack of concern for customers'

Energy committee chairman lambasted power bosses for failing to show "any expression of real concern for your customers". Six of the UK's energy distributors appeared before MPs to explain the response to mass power outages due to Christmas storms.