Thursday, 26 January 2012

Update on power problems in south Telford last night

I have had an update from the manager of Telford region at Central Networks explaining what was behind the power problems last night:
At 20:45 last night a main switch at Madeley substation operated isolating approx. 2690 supplies, our engineers were despatched and restored 2021 within 1 hour of the switch operating.

Further switching was carried out to restore the rest of the customers when a secondary fault was found on the network.

This part of the network was also isolated and the customers restored via alternative methods.

This morning our engineers and craft teams are on site testing and investigating the 11kV underground network to locate the faults.