Glenbarr electricity works will see power cut for day

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People in and around Glenbarr village will have their electricity cut off for a day from 9am on Tuesday December 5.

The works are part of planned Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) work for a new connection and there will be maintainence work on the low voltage grid.

SSEN has agreed to supply and install a generator, with the capacity to power seven houses, outside Glenbarr stores and café to keep its systems and freezers operational.

The Courier understands that SSEN is unable to provide generation for houses in the area.

A spokesperson from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said: ‘We’d ask any customers in vulnerable situations who may be concerned about the impact of these works to join our Priority Services Register, where 24-hour support is available for those who need extra help.

‘Customers qualify for SSEN’s Priority Services Register if they are dependent on electricity for home medical care, have a chronic illness or short term condition, are disabled, have special communication needs, have children under the age of five at home, are over the age of 60, or for any other reason may not cope in a power cut.

‘We would like to thank our customers in Glenbarr in advance for their patience as our engineers work as part of a new connection in the area.’

For more information on SSEN’s Priority Services Register call 0800 294 3259 or 0800 316 5457 to register using a text.