Memorandum submitted by PowerGen UK plc
INQUIRY INTO SUPPLY PROBLEMS IN NORTHERN
Thank you for your letter of 8 March to East
Midlands Electricity. I am replying as East Midlands Electricity
is now part of the PowerGen group.
The attached note responds to your questions
in as much detail as we are able to supply.
NOTE BY POWERGEN
This note responds to the Clerk's letter of
8 March 1999 asking for details of loss of supply to electricity
customers attributed to adverse weather conditions in East Midlands
Electricity's area over the last Christmas and New Year holiday
period. East Midlands Electricity has been part of the PowerGen
group since June 1998.
East Midlands Electricity was not as seriously
affected by the storm conditions as Northern Ireland Electricity.
The following table gives details of customers without supply
both as a result of storm damage and as a result of all incidents:
|Date||Number without supply as a result of storm damage
||Percentage of customer base||Total number without supply
|Saturday 26 December||6,765
|Sunday 27 December||826
|Monday 28 December||1,792
|Tuesday 29 December||47
|Wednesday 30 December||48
|Thursday 31 December||2
The East Midlands Electricity customer base in 1998 was 2,321,734.
We do not have separate data for speed of restoration of supply
for those customers without supply as a result of storm damage.
However, details of restoration times for all customers over the
period 26 December to 31 December are:
|Length of time without supply||Number of customers
No payments for compensation for storm related loss of supply
were made either on an ex gratia basis or because of any
failure to meet guaranteed standards.
19 March 1999