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Issues related to power outages in West Scotland explored

02 July 2013

The Scottish Affairs Committee is concerned about the long periods for which consumers were without power after heavy snowfall in March.

As a result of the severe snowfall in March of this year, the Committee agreed to hold a follow-up to last year’s inquiry into the electricity grid in Scotland, to find out what lessons were learnt and what progress, if any, was made to enable the power companies, local authorities and consumers to cope better with this latest round of adverse conditions.

The inquiry will also explore related issues which accompany severe weather and loss of power, such as the maintenance of telephone networks and roads.

The Committee will hear from two major power companies on Wednesday 3 July.

Witnesses

Wednesday 3 July

At 2.30pm in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

  • Stuart Hogarth, Director of Distribution, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
  • Lisa Doogan, Director of Network Services, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
  • Guy Jefferson, Network Operations Director, SP Energy Networks
  • Vicky Kelsall, Customer Service Director, SP Energy Networks

Further information

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