I was recently contacted by UK Power Networks who informed me about their free Priority Service Register (PSR). UK Power Networks owns and maintains the electricity cables and lines in North East Cambridgeshire as well as across other parts of the country. It is their responsibility to ensure the power to our homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and other public services is switched on at all times.
Although UK Power Networks assures me that power cuts are rare, the free PSR is in place to support vulnerable constituents should a power cut occur. This comes in the form of a 24 hour telephone number which can be called during a power cut and regular text or phone updates. Carers can also apply on behalf of someone who is likely to benefit from this service.
You can apply online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority and for further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.