Comments: 8th night no power

Dearest BW, only just catching up with your situation. I am aghast and I can only hope it's not so cold today. When we moved here, my mother-in-law warned me never to rely on electricity and we took her advice. Easily said, though.

Posted by Z on 3 December, 2021 at 8:57 PM


No immediate help, but in case you hadn't seen it:

Households in northern England and Scotland will be able to claim up to £140 for every day they have been left without power since Storm Arwen caused “catastrophic damage” to the electricity network, after the energy industry regulator scrapped a cap on compensation payouts.

Posted by Sue on 3 December, 2021 at 10:19 PM

This sounds like what is referred to in the U.S. as a hot mess. But there is no heat so maybe a cold mess? Hope somehow the power gets restored there very soon.

Posted by Kippy on 3 December, 2021 at 10:25 PM

Z - Thanks. Totally agree with your MiL. In those days it was easy. Now, everything non-electric has electric controls. When electric controls are hard-wired in, they can't be used with a generator, as they can't be plugged in.

We had already thought all this through, and done as much as we could. And hurrah for Bri@n and his low-power or no power items!

We will have a generator port put into our new front (Phase 3) so it will run power around the lights and sockets so hard wired things below 2kw (such as boiler and hot water and Aga controls) will run in future.

Posted by Blue Witch on 4 December, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Sue - yes, but I'm rather tired of the power grid company saying this. Plus no doubt it will all all need to be receipted. And £140 a day isn't even going to cover our actual costs, let alone provide for 2 weeks of lost time working on the finishing off of the conversion, stress, inconvenience, or actual increased pain because I have got so cold.

Posted by Blue Witch on 4 December, 2021 at 8:40 AM

Kippy - thanks. Website now says 10pm Wednesday, so, on previous experience, it won't be before then. Plus, as local knowledge knows where the poles/lines are down, local knowledge will know if.when they actually being work. It is on a very inaccessible and very steep hill.

The army, of course, could be up there in a trice. There are more than a thousand squaddies sitting in a barracks 10 miles from here. They have not been asked to help.

Posted by Blue Witch on 4 December, 2021 at 9:21 AM