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We do everything we can to ensure that your electricity is reliable, but sometimes power cuts can happen. Here are some tips to help if you don't have any power.
You might notice that the street lights are still on but all the lights in the houses in your street are off, or that only every second or third house has power. This is because once the power leaves the local sub-station, it will sometimes be split across two or three circuits, or "phases", before it's delivered to the homes in your street.
If they’ve tripped or blown, it’s likely that you have a faulty appliance or problems with your wiring. How to check your trip switches and fuses
If the trip switch is on:
If the trip switch is off:
How to isolate a fault with your wiring or an appliance:
If you have found a fault with your wiring, an appliance or your fuse box, it is always best to use a qualified electrician rather than try to repair the fault yourself. Phone SSE Home Services on 0800 032 3331* for advice on finding an electrician.
Contact our Emergency line directly on 0800 300 999. We’ll give you up to date information for your area and one of our specialist advisers should be able to let you know when your power will be back on.
If we’re not the local network operator in your area click on our interactive map below to find the emergency telephone numbers for your area.
We've also got some advice on how to cope with a power cut:
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(Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband & Feed in Tariffs);
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