How to cope with an Outage
If your power goes off, turn off any machines or appliances that you don't want to unexpectedly start up when the power is restored, for example, cookers and ovens. This is especially important to remember if you leave your house during a power outage.
Learn how to programme electronic devices such as Freeview recorders and coffee machines with timers. If the power goes off while these are running, they may need to be reset after the power comes back on.
Remember that the power can be restored at any time after any unexpected outage, so treat all lines, electrical installations and wiring as live.
To report a power outage, damage to the power network, or a public safety issue on the network
phone 0800 508 100.