Buildings in the BH7 area affected by the outage, which was reported earlier this afternoon

Bournemouth Echo: Thousands of properties affected by power cut in Bournemouth Thousands of properties affected by power cut in Bournemouth

THOUSANDS of properties in the BH7 area were affected by a power cut earlier today.

The outage, reported at around 3pm, hit around 2,600 homes and businesses within the postcode.

It is reported that superstore Tesco Extra in Riverside Avenue was forced to briefly close as a result of the power cut.

Calls to the supermarket have not been returned.

A spokesperson from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said: "We established there was a fault on the high voltage network which was affecting a number of customers in the Winton and BH7 area.

"Our engineers have been undertaking investigations during the afternoon."

She said that just 40 buildings are still without power as of 4.45pm.

"We would like to apologise to everyone affected," she added.

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6:33pm Tue 24 Jun 14

disfan says...

bh8 as well!
bh8 as well! disfan
  • Score: 3

7:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7.
A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7. rubberbandman5
  • Score: -3

8:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

yet_another_one says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7.
Any method to produce energy from natural resources is a benefit, particularly when fossil fuels are running low.
Nuclear is another matter - these sites need to be remote because of other dangers they create. Investment at Winfrith should have been made - short sighted politicians is the problem.
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7.[/p][/quote]Any method to produce energy from natural resources is a benefit, particularly when fossil fuels are running low. Nuclear is another matter - these sites need to be remote because of other dangers they create. Investment at Winfrith should have been made - short sighted politicians is the problem. yet_another_one
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Youngmd says...

No mentions of the continuing power cuts still being experienced in bh8!!
No mentions of the continuing power cuts still being experienced in bh8!! Youngmd
  • Score: 0

8:46pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Alantrom says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7.
Alarmist nonsense: I have no particular view on how our electricity should be generated in the future but we just need the powers that be to get their fingers out and make a decision !
This would have had nothing to do with how the power was generated but just a local cable fault most likely. Of course it could have been one of the other utilities or a contractor, digging up the road and taking a cable with them.
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: A good example of the sort of power supply we can all expect if we continue to waste billions on renewables instead of nuclear and gas powered generating plants, they work 24/7.[/p][/quote]Alarmist nonsense: I have no particular view on how our electricity should be generated in the future but we just need the powers that be to get their fingers out and make a decision ! This would have had nothing to do with how the power was generated but just a local cable fault most likely. Of course it could have been one of the other utilities or a contractor, digging up the road and taking a cable with them. Alantrom
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Whatapain says...

Still going on at 8-45 so far we have had 4 power cuts each lasting only a couple of minutes but a pain having to reset all the clocks
Still going on at 8-45 so far we have had 4 power cuts each lasting only a couple of minutes but a pain having to reset all the clocks Whatapain
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

fedupwithfedupjobsworths says...

Calls to all Tesco Stores to the 0845 number printed on your receipt which is the one you probably called, are routed to the Dundee customer service centre. I am pretty sure they wont be aware of a power cut in Bournemouth and they are not going to be bothered to phone a local paper back to state the obvious if there is no power. UPS and generators keep tills and chillers going for a while and the store probably closed for a while to get exisitng customers through the tills and prevent anyone else coming in due to health and safety reason with restricted lighting.
Calls to all Tesco Stores to the 0845 number printed on your receipt which is the one you probably called, are routed to the Dundee customer service centre. I am pretty sure they wont be aware of a power cut in Bournemouth and they are not going to be bothered to phone a local paper back to state the obvious if there is no power. UPS and generators keep tills and chillers going for a while and the store probably closed for a while to get exisitng customers through the tills and prevent anyone else coming in due to health and safety reason with restricted lighting. fedupwithfedupjobsworths
  • Score: 2

10:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

carrrob says...

Get used to it people the existing infrastucture and cabling is beyond its sell by date,blocks of flats replacing single dwellings only adding to the electrical load on the cables.
Get used to it people the existing infrastucture and cabling is beyond its sell by date,blocks of flats replacing single dwellings only adding to the electrical load on the cables. carrrob
  • Score: 4

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