Vulnerable people have been given advice on how to stay safe during power cuts as energy distributors implement their pandemic plans

Households have been warned to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and gloves nearby as energy networks fight to keep the lights on during the coronavirus lockdown.

Electricity networks across Britain have implemented emergency pandemic strategies and all non-essential work has been put on hold.

PowerBanx SX home storage (Image: SolaX/Tanjent)

PowerBanx SX home storage (Image: SolaX/Tanjent)

As people follow the Government’s instructions to work from home and stay indoors they are more dependent on the electricity supply than ever before, it is recognised.

The National Grid insists that the network has the resilience to cope, but there are fears that high level of staff sickness and self-isolation rules could see a shortage of engineers.

UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity cables in South East England, the East of England and London, has now written to all customers on its Priority Services Register telling them what to do in the event of a power cut…

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