The maintenance of the streets and roads through which electricity travels is done by entities that are separate from those which are responsible for production and supply. The aspect of transportation or transmission comes in between these two ends. The companies which are responsible for transmission of electricity in the UK are Scottish and Southern Energy which serves Scotland and the south, UK Power Networks which is active in the east and the south-east, Western Power Distribution which provides the services in the midlands and the south-west, Scottish Power in North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire, Northern Powergrid in Yorkshire and the northeast, Electricity North West Limited in the northwest.
In the three days before Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, 2014 and the weekend after, UK Power Networks reported that it had restored power at 370,000 customers. The company reported that 2500 customers were still without power on Sunday, February 16 in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The company has 46,000 kilometres of overhead transmission lines in the east, London and the southeast, an area that extends over 29,000 square kilometres. Customers looking for Electricians London can also check with the company for the latest updates. Western Power Distribution reported that it had brought power back to 250,000 premises by Friday and another 148,000 by Saturday. At 9 AM on Sunday, Western Power Distribution said it was back to full service at South Wales, East and West midlands and that only 2500 customers were out of power in the south-west.The company reported wind speeds of over 80 miles per hour.
Western Power Distribution is a provider of services to over 7.8 million customers spread over 55,000 square kilometres through 221,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables. Northern Powergrid reported that 61,000 customers had faced disruption and had been brought back to service by Thursday. Northern Powergrid reported wind speeds of 60 and 70 miles per hour in the northeast and Yorkshire.The company serves these two areas and northern Lincolnshire. Its network covers 25,000 square kilometres from the East Coast to the Pennines. It traverses the area with 93,000 kilometres of lines and cables, reaching out with 3.9 million connections. Scottish and Southern Energy reported on Sunday that it had restarted supply at 170,000 premises and that it still had 10,000 customers without power.
The areas that had the most locations without supply on Sunday were Petersfield Rural, Newbury Rural and Reading Rural. Scottish and Southern Energy supplies electricity to 3.7 million homes in central southern England and north of the central belt of Scotland. The company’s Southern Electric Power Distribution network caters to 2.9 million customers spread over rural Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
SSE also serves the cities of Bounemouth, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Slough, Swindon and parts of West London. Another network serves about 740,000 customers in Scotland. The company has about 130,000 kilometres of lines and cables. Electricity Northwest said it had restored power at about 20,000 customers who had experienced power cuts on Wednesday. The company serves about 2.4 million customers through 13,000 kilometres of overhead lines and about 44,000 kilometres of underground cables. Elkectricity Northwest’s operations span Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and also portions of North Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.