Power cut hits 1,200 homes in Wantage

A POWER cut is affecting about 1,200 homes in the Wantage area.

Engineers were called following a fault with the high-voltage network at 9.20am.

The fault was fixed by 9.35am but the power went out again at 9.55am.

A spokesman for Southern Electric said: “We are working to fix the fault and don’t know yet if this is weather-related.”

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11:30am Mon 21 Jan 13

saddletramp says...

Get used to it,when Didcot power station and all the other coal fired stations close,this will be a regular occurance.
Guess how much electricity has been generated by windpower in the last 4 days,zero,zilch,sod all.
They dont work in freezing conditions,health and safety you know.
Get used to it,when Didcot power station and all the other coal fired stations close,this will be a regular occurance. Guess how much electricity has been generated by windpower in the last 4 days,zero,zilch,sod all. They dont work in freezing conditions,health and safety you know. saddletramp

2:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

koftheb says...

5.6% of the UK's power has been generated by wind in the last 24 hours, which is around average. You can see for yourself here: http://www.bmreports
.com/bsp/bsp.php

It's not true at all that they don't work in freezing conditions. Some of the time cold temperatures also bring very low wind but this is not always the case and hasn't been in the last few days and so wind has been generating just as much power as normal.
5.6% of the UK's power has been generated by wind in the last 24 hours, which is around average. You can see for yourself here: http://www.bmreports .com/bsp/bsp.php It's not true at all that they don't work in freezing conditions. Some of the time cold temperatures also bring very low wind but this is not always the case and hasn't been in the last few days and so wind has been generating just as much power as normal. koftheb

2:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

koftheb says...

5.6% of the UK's power has been generated by wind in the last 24 hours, which is around average. You can see for yourself here: http://www.bmreports
.com/bsp/bsp.php

It's not true at all that they don't work in freezing conditions. Some of the time cold temperatures also bring very low wind but this is not always the case and hasn't been in the last few days and so wind has been generating just as much power as normal.
5.6% of the UK's power has been generated by wind in the last 24 hours, which is around average. You can see for yourself here: http://www.bmreports .com/bsp/bsp.php It's not true at all that they don't work in freezing conditions. Some of the time cold temperatures also bring very low wind but this is not always the case and hasn't been in the last few days and so wind has been generating just as much power as normal. koftheb

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