Thousands of Wirral homes hit by power cut
May 27 2008 Kevin Core
THOUSANDS of homes had no electricity after two power stations were unexpectedly disconnected from the National Grid.
Businesses in Wallasey, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port and even as far as Runcorn were also hit at around 11.30am.
Scottish Power was inundated with calls but they were able to quickly isolate the national power source as the problem.
A spokeswoman for the National Grid, the country’s biggest utility, said: “Two power stations came off the network unexpectedly within two minutes of each other, shortly after 11.30am this morning.
“This caused a drop in frequency.
“The system is designed to protect the majority of UK electricity demand, by automatically disconnecting a small proportion of demand to bring frequency back to safe operating levels.
“All available electricity generation was brought onto the system as soon as possible and we are now working with the electricity distribution network operators to reconnect customers as possible".
Edited by jonno39 (27th May 2008 2:10pm)
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence