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POWER CUT: MP rebukes Ofgem for empty threat against EDF Energy Networks

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 06:50:00 +0000

IN the wake of the decision by Ofgem not to punish EDF Energy Networks for the four-day power cut last summer, Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has met with the regulator.

POWER CUT: Decision on EDF fine delayed by two months

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:52:45 +0100

A DECISION on whether to fine a company for a power cut that plunged 94,000 homes into darkness has been delayed by two months.

POWER CUT: EDF penalty decided by the end of the month

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:13:32 +0100

THE electricity company responsible for one of the biggest power cuts in recent years, has launched a new text messaging service for customers during a power failure.

POWER CUT: Energy company EDF faces £2m penalty

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 17:14:53 +0100

ENERGY watchdog Ofgem says it is proposing to impose a £2m penalty on EDF Energy Networks for last year’s power cut which affected 94,000 homes.

POWER CUT: Councils demand immediate publication of audit report

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 09:10:00 +0100

COUNCIL leaders in Bexley and Dartford are demanding the immediate publication of a report into last summer’s power cut.

POWER CUT: Report on who was to blame delayed yet again

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 13:20:00 +0000

A REPORT on who was to blame for the power cut which plunged thousands of people into darkness for up to four days, has been delayed again.

POWER CUT: Police admit culprits may never be caught

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:38:40 +0000

POLICE have admitted they may never be able to catch the culprits behind July’s three day power cut.

POWER CUT: Security under scrutiny by independent auditor

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:00:00 +0000

RESULTS of an independent audit into the massive power cut in July which left thousands of homes without power, has been delayed.

POWER CUT: Row over EDF Energy payments reaches Parliament

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:20:00 +0000

AN MP has called for ministers to step into the row over the July powercut which left thousands of people without electricity for up to three days.

POWER CUT: Energy watchdog says customers should claim more from EDF

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:47:44 +0100

AS THE deadline looms for people to claim their payments from EDF Energy for the massive powercut in July, it has been revealed people may be entitled to claim more than the company’s “goodwill” payment.

DARTFORD: MP meets Ofgem to discuss power cut

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:00:00 +0100

AN MP has met senior officials from energy watchdog Ofgem to discuss July’s three-day power cut in Dartford.

POWER CUT: Ofgem awaits audit of July power failure

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:20:00 +0100

ENERGY watchdog Ofgem has asked an independent auditor to investigate the power cut in July which left nearly 100,000 people without electricity.

POWER CUT: Council offers help to claim EDF's goodwill payment

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:13:06 +0100

PEOPLE entitled to compensation from electricity company EDF Energy can get help to make their claim at two more events in the coming week.

POWER CUT: Demands grow for compensation

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:18:03 +0100

PRESSURE is mounting on the power company at the centre of Bexley’s worst power cut for 30 years, to pay compensation the the biggest losers.

POWER CUT: EDF criticised for not installing state-of-the-art security

Thu, 20 Aug 2009 07:20:00 +0100

A MAN whose home was without power for three days during the recent major power cut claims the power company failed to install proper security.

POWER CUT: Cable repairs could cost millions and take two years

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:26:59 +0100

PERMANENT repairs to the damaged electricity cables which caused a mass power cut in large parts of Bexley, Dartford and Orpington could take up to two years and cost millions of pounds.

The light stays on for Istead's veterans

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 16:06:07 +0100

THE recent power cut may have caused chaos for many in the News Shopper region but one unlikely beneficiary to emerge from the fiasco are the men’s veterans team of Istead & Ifield Harriers Athletics Club.

BEXLEY: The power may be back, but the anger continues

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:56:00 +0100

ANGRY electricity customers have been left counting the cost after the worst power cut for 30 years hit homes across Bexley.

SLADE GREEN: No light or water for 87-year-old stranded in power cut

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:17:47 +0100

A MUM of two spoke of her anxiety about her great uncle, aged 87, who lives on the eighth floor of a tower block.

POWER CUT: EDF to pay £50 to affected customers

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:53:42 +0100

THOUSANDS of people left without electricity during the three-day power cut could receive “a goodwill gesture” of £50.

POWER CUT: EDF to offer 'goodwill' payments to customers

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:50:52 +0100

ENERGY company EDF say they will be offering “goodwill” payments to customers worst affected by last week’s three-day power cut.

DARTFORD: Businesses count cost of power cut

Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:00:00 +0100

TRAFFIC lights were out, shops unable to open, and residents made to rely on candles as a power cut left thousands without electricity for three days.

POWER CUT: Generator failure leaves residents without power again

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:27:37 +0100

RESIDENTS in Dartford faced further power misery this morning after a generator serving the area stopped working.

POWER CUT LATEST: Last customers are reconnected

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:25:47 +0100

EDF Energy Networks says it has restored electricity to all Bexley customers following Monday’s power failure.

POWER CUT UPDATE: Power has now been restored

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:19:50 +0100

ELECTRICITY has now been restored to thousands of residents affected by the power cut in Bexley, Dartford and Orpington.

POWER CUT UPDATE: Police say vandals or thieves could have caused fire to electricity cables

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:02:49 +0100

POLICE are keeping an open mind on whether the fire that brought a power cut to thousands of residents was caused by vandals or thieves.

POWER CUT: Generators brought in to ease power misery

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:06:28 +0100

GENERATORS have been brought in from as far afield as Scotland as EDF Energy Networks works to restore electricity supplies to parts of Bexley, Dartford and Orpington.

NORTH KENT: Police investigating power cut

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:33:16 +0100

POLICE have launched an investigation into the cause of a fire on a cable bridge that brought power cuts to thousands of residents.

TEMPLE HILL: Lucky escape for family after candle causes house fire

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:21:12 +0100

A FAMILY-OF-SIX escaped unscathed from a house fire caused by a candle that was being used during the ongoing power cut.

POWER CUT LATEST: People prepare for a second night in the dark

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:31:20 +0100

THOUSANDS of people face a second night in darkness as energy company EDF Energy Networks battles to restore electricity supplies to parts of Bexley, Dartford and Orpington.

POWER CUT LATEST: People face three-hour supply rotas throughout today

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:24:57 +0100

MANY thousands of people across Bexley, Dartford and Orpington are still without power this morning following a fire yesterday which damaged four major high voltage electricity cables.

POWER CUT: Will you be holding a post-power cut party?

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:38:20 +0100

THOUSANDS of people say they are looking at freezers full of ruined food, even if they get back their electricity supply sometime tomorrow.

POWER CUT: Food safety advice

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:56:32 +0100

WITH power supplies still down in Bexleyheath's town centre, Bexley Council was accepting only emergency calls today (July 21).

POWER CUT: Vandals blamed for power cut

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:21:21 +0100

THOUSANDS of households across the Dartford, Welling, Orpington and Bexleyheath areas could be without electricity for another 36 hours after a fire damaged power cables yesterday.

POWER CUT: Customers face 36-hour wait for power after major cable fire

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:05:27 +0100

ELECTRICITY engineers were still struggling tonight to restore power to many thousands of customers whose supply was cut off following major fire damage to high voltage electricity cables.

UPDATE: Thousands affected by power cut

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:27:05 +0100

ELECTRICITY company EDF Energy says it has managed to restore power supplies to some areas, following a major electricty cut at lunchtime today.