Posted 1/12/2021 09:37 (#8744671 - in reply to #8744568) Subject: RE: Lotta respect for you northerners.
North of London
One reason for a delay in restoration can be the nature of the cause of the outage.
We had a high wind go through first of December that gave us an outage of over 30 hours.
Cause was a tree that blew down 2 kms from us and took out the feed to the substation so the whole area was out.
They did come for a look a few hours after the break but only cleared the road of broken pole and guy wire.
Next day they came back with needed supplies to replace pole etc.
Probably more efficient to fix a number of small breaks quickly than our big break that took several trucks and crews a number of hours of work.
And it caught us with generator down for upgrade and repair so no power.