Compensation plan launched for Christmas power cuts

SSE contractors clear a tree that fell on a power line in Old Basing

SSE contractors clear a tree that fell on a power line in Old Basing

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

BOROUGH residents who were left without power on Christmas Day will receive £75 in compensation.

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), which supplies electricity to homes in and around Basingstoke, said anyone who was without power on Christmas Day, regardless of the duration, is eligible for the compensation.

Additionally the company is offering all domestic and business customers who were without electricity for 48 hours a payment of £54, with further payments of £54 for each subsequent 12-hour period.

It will write to all customers that it believes were affected by the power cuts, but applications can also be made online at ssepd.co.uk/goodwill/

Mark Mathieson, managing director at SSE Power Distribution, said he was “immensely proud” of engineers and support staff who helped restore power to some 130,000 customers.

He also said customers had been the “true heroes” and added a consultation will take place into how it can improve its service when power fails.

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1:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Risible !!
Risible !! deepinsight
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2:31pm Fri 3 Jan 14

iamapayne says...

My wife wondered how we would have coped without electricity on Xmas day. I pointed out that we would have used our gas cooker as usual!
My wife wondered how we would have coped without electricity on Xmas day. I pointed out that we would have used our gas cooker as usual! iamapayne
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