ESB Networks – Outage Information

updates from ESB during times of widespread outages


Power restored to 8,000 customers affected by Storm Gertrude

ESB Networks crews have been working throughout the day to repair damage to electricity networks caused by the gale force winds of Storm Gertrude. Most of the damage was caused by trees and timber falling on the network.

Power has now been restored to 8,000 customers and currently just over 2,000 customers (mainly in the North West) are without power. ESB Networks is confident that all remaining customers affected by Storm Gertrude will have power restored by later tonight.

ESB Networks reminds customers to Stay Safe and Stay Clear of fallen electricity wires. Report and fallen wires or damage to the electricity network immediately to 1850 372 999.


Storm Gertrude causes damage and power outages

Storm Gertrude with gusts overnight up to 130km per hour has caused some damage to the electricity network.

Early this morning 10,000 customers were without power.

ESB Networks crews have been dispatched to the affected areas making the electricity safe and assessing the damage.

Power has already been restored to 4,000 customers and presently 6,000 customers remain without power. These are mainly in Achill, Roscommon, Letterkenny, Enniscrone, Cavan, Ballina, and Kilcoole.

Met Éireann has forecast that the storm is due to abate later this morning. ESB Networks are confident that power will be restored to all customers currently affected by this evening.

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.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at: http://www.esbpowercheck.ie. If your fault is not appearing on Powercheck, please report it by phoning 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
• 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.

ESB Networks apologises to customers for the loss of supply caused by Storm Gertrude


WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AND EMERGENCY SERVICES WHEN ACCESSSING FLOODED AREAS IN BOATS AND FLOTATION DEVICES

Clearance photo

ELECTRICITY NETWORK CLEARANCE MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODWATER LEVEL

ESB Networks is warning members of the public and emergency services to be vigilant when moving around flooded areas in boats and other flotation vehicles.
The electricity network is designed to have ample clearance for access and egress during normal conditions. However, when areas are flooded, this clearance level may be affected.
The electricity network is live and should not be approached. Electricity wires are dangerous even at close proximity and where clearance is compromised, you should not pass under them.

If you see any sagging electricity wires or wires submerged in water, please do not steer your boat over these. Do not use oars or anything else to lift or move electricity wires. Please report any poor clearance issues immediately to ESB Network at 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is currently assessing the electricity network in flooded areas to assess damage and identify safety issues.


Update on Storm Frank Power Disruptions

ESB Networks crews continue to repair the extensive damage caused to the electricity network by Storm Frank. Almost 130,000 customers have been reconnected since the 27th December.

1,700 customers were without power overnight. Many of these customers are in areas where there is extensive flooding and this is hampering repairs. Where premises are flooded it may take a number of days to re-connect customers and only when it is safe to do so.

The main areas still without power due to Storm Frank are: Enniscorthy, Kilmore, Wellingtonbridge, Brittas Bay, Tullow, Bandon, Macroom, Kinsale and Knockbrogan.

A further 1,200 customers in Fermoy lost power this morning.

Please check for updates to restoration times at http://www.powercheck.ie. If your fault is not displayed on Powercheck, please call ESB Networks at 1850 372 999.

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.

ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
• 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.

ESB Networks apologises to customers for the loss of supply caused by Storm Frank.


ESB Networks repairs damage following Storm Frank

ESB Networks crews have worked throughout the day to repair and make safe electricity networks damaged by Storm Frank and restore power to customers. Over 13,000 customers were without power at one stage following severe gusts during this morning.

At this point, around 4,600 customers remain without power with over 300 individual faults. The main areas affected are:

Enniscorthy
Arklow
Bandon
Portlaoise
Waterford
Dunmanway
Killarney

ESB Networks will continue to work into late evening to continue to restore power to customers.

Please check for updates to restoration times at http://www.powercheck.ie. If your fault is not displayed on Powercheck, please call ESB Networks at 1850 372 999.

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.

ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
• 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.

ESB Networks apologises to customers for the loss of supply caused by Storm Frank.


Storm Frank power disruptions

Gale force winds from Storm Frank with gusts of over 120 km/h have caused damage to the electricity infrastructure nationwide. Falling trees and timber are responsible for most of the damage.

ESB Networks crews worked till late last night and were out at first light this morning to restore power to customers affected by Storm Frank.

At present, around 13,000 customers are without power. The main areas affected are:

Bandon/fermoy 4000
Cobh 2000
Maynooth 600
Carnew 1200
Athlone 1000

Crews from ESB Networks have been dispatched in the affected areas, making the electricity network safe and assessing the damage, so that they can restore power as quickly and effectively as possible.

Met Éireann has forecast that the storm is due to abate later today. ESB Networks are confident that power will be restored to all customers currently affected by this evening.

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.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at: http://www.esbpowercheck.ie. If your fault is not appearing on Powercheck, please report it by phoning 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
• 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.

ESB Networks apologises to customers for the loss of supply caused by Storm Frank.


Restoring Power following Storm Eva

ESB Networks crews have worked late into last night to restore power to customers affected by the winds of Storm Eva. At the height of the storm 6,000 customers were without power. With 2.35m customers in Ireland, this represents just .25% of our customers who were affected.

This morning, 2,400 customers are without power, with additional faults having occurred early this morning. All of these customers will have their power restored by early afternoon.

ESB Networks crews will continue to be available to deal with No Supply and Emergency calls over the Christmas period.

ESB Networks wishes to remind people to never approach or touch fallen wires as they may be live. Storms and strong winds can cause damage to the overhead electricity wires and poles, so always be alert and keep your distance. Report fallen or damaged wires to ESB Networks emergency number 1850 372 999.

Any customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at Powercheck.ie. For faults that are not appearing on Powercheck, customers are asked to call 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is reminding customers to turn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lost and leave a light switched on so you know when power has been restored. It also advises customers in areas to be impacted by adverse weather to charge their mobile phones in advance.

ESB Networks wishes all its customers a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.