ESB Networks Update: Crews restore power to 22,000 homes, farms and businesses

  • Approximately 11,000 electricity customers remain without power in counties Kerry, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary
  • All available resources deployed and we expect to restore power to remaining impacted customers by tonight
  • STAY SAFE, STAY CLEAR of any damaged electricity network, it may be LIVE and it can KILL: report any damage to 1850 372 999

Issued: 27 April 2019 at 11:30 am

ESB Networks crews have been continuing efforts to repair the electricity network since first light this morning, restoring power to 22,000 homes, farms and businesses that lost supply due to the impact of Storm Hannah. At the height of the storm this morning, 33,000 customers were impacted, and efforts continue throughout the day to restore power to the remaining 11,000 customers.

All available resources from ESB Networks are deployed to carry out repairs to the network and restore power. Additional crews from less impacted areas of the country are deploying in areas of West Munster that have seen the most of the storm damage. These include County Clare, the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas, North Kerry, West Limerick and parts of Tipperary.

The damage to the electricity network is mainly attributable to trees falling on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. 

Real time information on power outages and restoration times is available on the PowerCheck App or www.esbpowercheck.ie.

ESB Networks apologises for any inconvenience 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 1850 372 999.

If your fault is not logged please report it at here or on 1850 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 1850 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.

ENDS/

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ESB Press Office, 01 702 6009 /087 255 7186