- As at 5pm, approximately 44,000 electricity customers remain without power across the country with the South and Southwest most impacted
- Crews continue to restore power to as many customers as possible but regrettably some will remain without supply overnight
- Stay Safe, Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report any damage to network by calling 1800 372 999
- Real-time updates and report an outage on www.PowerCheck.ie
Issued: Friday 18 February 2022, 5pm
ESB Networks crews have been working since early morning to restore power to homes, farms and businesses in the wake of Storm Eunice, with 44,000 customers remaining without supply.
While poor weather conditions continue to hamper repair works in some areas with a yellow wind and rain warning in place nationwide until 6pm, ESB Networks will continue to work into the night doing everything it can to restore power to as many remaining customers as possible.
Due to the severity of the damage to the electricity network in the Southwest region, some customers in South Kerry and West Cork will be without power overnight.
Customers without power can check for real-time updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie.
It is very important that any impacted customers who use electrically powered medical devices contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary. We apologise for the disruption to family and commercial life these interruptions in electricity supply have caused.
An Important Public Safety Message: If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1800 372 999. Customers should have their MPRN available to access recorded information specific to their location. You can also check @ESBNetworks on Twitter for updates.
ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
- Stay Safe, Stay Clear: Never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away – report damage to ESB Networks at 1800 372 999 and listen to recorded messages carefully
- Turn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lost
- Leave a light switched on so you know when power has been restored
- Take extra care if using candles, oil lamps or other naked flames
- Test smoke alarms with fresh batteries
- Ensure adequate ventilation if using gas heaters.