storm ciara

Storm Ciara – Network Plus resilience support


We’ve been supporting our client, UK Power Networks to respond to Storm Ciara by providing over 80 qualified overhead lines resources and 24 arborists (tree cutting specialists). We’ve been repairing and restoring power supplies in UK Power Networks’ area. Our co-ordinator, Gareth Bowe and Emergency Response Manager, Sharon Sutton have worked really closely with UK Power Networks Operational Managers to identify suitable resources in an agile manner. 

Brian Stratton, Head of Distribution Capital Delivery at UKPN said:

“I just wanted to recognise the massive contribution your teams made in such a successful storm response. It is sometimes easy for others to take your contributions for granted and I just wanted say we really do appreciate all your help and assistance and especially that of your front line staff along with ours who have braved atrocious weather to get supplies back on to 340,000 customers within 40 hours”.

 Patrick Clarke Director of Network Operations at UKPN said:

“Please pass on my thanks to your managers and their team for the fantastic response to storm Ciara. A special thank you to the field teams braving this nasty weather to respond to our customer needs. I continue to be proud of you all and to be part of this amazing team of 4000 people in Network Operations. Well done you should all be very proud of your performance”.

This is an excellent example of how we are able to support our clients’ resilience planning.