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Local power cuts
« on: February 01, 2004, 12:13:01 am »
Is anybody else getting just a tad naffed off with the electricity "supply" this evening ?

I can't help getting the feeling that the general unreliability of BP's supply is:

a. Pathetic given that it is 2004
b. Indicative of it not being seen as anybody's problem.

*Grump* Apart from anything else, it means I have to use the laptops wit their horrid MS software.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2004, 07:10:00 pm »
I'm not sure it's a 'new' problem - I can think of many occasions since I moved to the area 5 years ago or so when power has been intermittent or blacked out completely around the Bradmore Green/Bradmore Way area. Are we just unlucky here? Is that any worse than you would expect anywhere else? Should we be moaning and trying to get something done about it?

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2004, 08:17:33 pm »
Because there are relatively few people in BP, I imagine that they concentrate on maintaining and restoring power to Potters Bar and Hatfield at the price of us have more blackouts. Looked at objectively, I see little wrong with this.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004, 08:52:59 pm »
The electricity company says yesterday's power cuts were due to high winds. A spokesperson said they don't envisage any further problems (I guess until there are more high winds?).

There were similar cuts a few weeks ago, but I can't remember what the weather was like at the time.

Power cuts are not unusual round here. Just looking back through the site's news archives I found this incident in May 2002. Then there was this incident in February 2001, and this incident in January 2000.
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 12:08:46 am »
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Because there are relatively few people in BP, I imagine that they concentrate on maintaining and restoring power to Potters Bar and Hatfield at the price of us have more blackouts. Looked at objectively, I see little wrong with this.


Up to a point. However, I've driven up to PB during the last couple of cuts - and it seems that PB (presumably Hatfield, too) is less *likely to have* a cut than BP.

I'd see your argument justifying it taking longer to fix a cut here than in PB. But not justifying there being a greater likelihood of a cut here than  there.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 11:20:58 am »
Iím not an expert, but Iíve always imagined that if there is a problem where they have to route power around a break, then there is a limit amount of power available in this area Ė because to put sufficient into the area could overload the circuit, trip the breakers and cause blackouts. Therefore to reduce demand, BP loses out.

The power cuts are annoying, but IMHO infrequent enough to be less annoying than the rubbish not being collected.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2004, 11:07:19 am »
When we first moved to BP we had power cuts on a regular basis, at least every week. This was when Woodlands & Shrublands had just been built and when all the owners came home and put everything on (as you do) we had a power cut. Eventually the power company put in another sub station or whatever they do. I can quite understand why PB or Hatfield should have there electricity returned quicker than us because of the hospitals etc. But I don't see why we should suffer more power cuts than them, after all we pay the same for out electricity why should we have to put up with a sub-standard service for the same money. Strongly worded letters to the Electricity company are in order I think.
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 09:42:30 am »
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Iím not an expert, but Iíve always imagined that if there is a problem where they have to route power around a break, then there is a limit amount of power available in this area Ė because to put sufficient into the area could overload the circuit, trip the breakers and cause blackouts. Therefore to reduce demand, BP loses out.

The power cuts are annoying, but IMHO infrequent enough to be less annoying than the rubbish not being collected.


BP should be on a "Ring", much like the sockets in your living room perhaps.  When one "circuit breaker" disconnects, there is another that is interlinked on the other side, that connects.  This would cause a power "Blip", and perhaps cause everything to dim, or possibly go off for a split second.
I think from memory, BP is on the same supply as Potters Bar, but dont quote me on it.  
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 10:00:21 am »
BP is on two different circuits, when the village green and surrounding area has a power cut, Chancellors and surrounding area doesn't always.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2004, 02:39:40 pm »
In essence we up at the posh end are okay.
However in Imp land the leccy fails more often.
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2004, 04:18:26 pm »
Posh end? Isn't that a tad demoralizing? Brookmans Park either end is a rather expensive area!
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2005, 08:32:08 am »
We were without electricity from 2.30 in the afternoon for about 10 hours.† After about three hours, I rang the electricity board and was informed that a cable had been cut (near the entrance to Gobians).† The men came out to repair the cable at about 9 p.m. last night.

I know it affected several other houses.

The electricity board were really helpful and called me three times yesterday evening to keep me informed† :D
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2005, 08:13:59 pm »
I saw the diggings in Moffats Lane this morning. But we also had about 10 seconds power down yesterday afternoon, about 4pm, during the storm. Just long enough to set all the clocks to zero......

But at least I had the battery on the laptop so all that happened was that the screen went dim for a bit. One of the unspoken benefits of a laptop is that they have a built in UPS as I have discovered on a few occasions.

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 03:45:05 pm »
Anyone else in Brookmans Park lose power at 15:35 on Monday Jan 13 or is it just us?
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 03:54:28 pm »
For about 5 minutes
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2014, 04:02:04 pm »
20 mins at the village end of Moffats. Came back on just before 4pm.
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014, 07:13:03 pm »
Yup, 20 mins in Bluebridge too .....
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 09:05:34 pm »
Yes, it kept flickering before going off.
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2014, 07:26:48 pm »
Warrengate road is in darkness.  Is this isolated to us or is brookmans park affected?
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2014, 07:27:26 pm »
Warrengate road is in darkness.  Is this isolated to us or is brookmans park affected?

Our house in Moffats Lane is fine at the moment. Need any candles bringing down?
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2014, 07:39:06 pm »
We've got plenty of candles so we can watch our half cooked dinner slowly going cold  :(
 

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2014, 07:42:56 pm »
According to www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk the power should be back on by 22.30 tonight. Just click on this link and put in your postcode for updates.
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2014, 07:52:21 pm »
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2014, 08:16:27 pm »
@UKPowerNetworks has responded to the tweet I sent linking to this thread.

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2014, 08:53:43 pm »
It looks like parts of Welham Green are affected, too.  :)


And seems @UKPowerNetworks is on the case.

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2015, 10:15:47 am »
We've had three short power cuts at the bottom end of Moffats Lane this morning. I found this info online.

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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2016, 09:48:10 am »
Has anyone else suffered a power cut this morning? Our power went off at about 09:40 and came back about 09:43. I have checked with UK Power Networks and there is no record of a cut in the area.
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2016, 10:00:32 am »
Updated information from the UK Power Networks site. Reference number for the cut is INCD-1067354-A
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2016, 10:11:40 am »
Ours has just been off for a 2nd time
 
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Re: Local power cuts
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2016, 10:12:28 am »
Ours has just been off for a 2nd time

Same with our supply. The UK Power Networks site says the estimated time for power to be restored is 11:30, so work in progress.
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