Emergency electricty works in Bridge of Grudie

Issued by SSEN

Damaged electricity pole in Bridge of Grudie

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) will be carrying out emergency repairs on its overhead electricity network serving Achnasheen, Poolewe, Gairloch and surrounding areas on Saturday 22 December.

To enable the safe completion of these works, SSEN’s engineers will temporarily isolate power supplies in the area between 9.00am and 3.00pm. All customers affected have been notified, and those registered on SSEN’s Priority Services Register have been proactively contacted to offer extra help and support where required

Generators will be provided to two identified local care homes to ensure these properties remain on supply throughout the duration of the supply interruption.

Poolewe Village Hall will also be provided with a generator to ensure their annual Christmas party goes ahead. The local community council will welcome anyone in the area to come along from 11.00am for some warmth, a bowl of soup and a tea/coffee.

Pamela Harvey, Customer Relationship Manager for the Highlands and Islands region at SSEN, said:

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as our engineers carry out emergency works in Bridge of Grudie on Saturday 22 December. These works are required to carry out essential repairs to the electricity network in the area to maintain a safe and reliable supply of electricity to our customers.

“I’d like to reassure our customers we will complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. If anyone is concerned about the potential disruption for themselves or others, particularly family members or neighbours who may need extra support, I would encourage them to give our teams a call on 105.”

Customers can register for SSEN’s Priority Services Register (PSR) if they require extra assistance. People can qualify for the PSR if they:

  • Are dependent on electricity for home medical care
  • Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition
  • Are disabled
  • Have special communication needs
  • Have children under the age of five
  • Are over the age of 60
  • To find out more about the PSR, click here or call 0800 294 3259.
21 Dec 2018