Additional Support Is Available In A Power Cut If You Act Now

It was only a few days ago that we reminded you that Storm Ciara was on the way. Just in case you did not act then, Storm Dennis will bring strong winds over the weekend, so now is another good time to act.

What to expect? Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely Some short term loss of power and other services is possible It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves Storm Dennis is also expected to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend. There is an amber warning for rain in our area.

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of Sussex, London and the South East, and fix power cuts. Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks does the same in some areas towards the West of the County. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.
 
By registering with your distributor you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.  

Click one of the links below, or if you are hesitant to click on links and prefer to search online feel free to do so, to register now, for yourself or somebody who gives you permission to register on their behalf:
UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register
SSEN Priority Services

Which of the two areas do you live in? You can check by visiting Check if you’re in our area which is on the UKPN website. it will be made clear to you in the online registration process if there is a problem, and a link will be given to who your regional network operator is, so you can apply to join their Priority Services Register.