Yet Another Power Cut

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jack white
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Yet Another Power Cut

Post by jack white » 13 Feb 2020, 10:54

It's getting ridiculous.

One power cut every four or five years is probably understandable. But lately it's been one every four or five weeks.

It surely indicates a problem with ESB's local infrastructure. It's simply too frequent for any other explanation.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Ken » 13 Feb 2020, 13:32

I would agree. The timing today couldn't have been worse this morning trying to get out to work and get kids to school.
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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 13:47

Pure madness and they just keep building more houses. I wonder do these new residents know what they are in for. Parting with their hard earned cash. I suppose it helps in cutting back on the electricty bills. ( There has to be an up side ). :lol: :cry:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Newguy29 » 13 Feb 2020, 14:17

Hi,

Apart from lately - how often per year does the area have water and ESB outages?

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 15:25

It would be interesting to know the exact figures. But I reckon power outages would be 8 times a year. Water maybe 5/6 times a year. With 4 being planned 2/3 due to burst mains. There is never a reason for ESB outages normally the recorded message just says " known fault " I would love to know the real reason.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Newguy29 » 13 Feb 2020, 17:30

Wow power outages for 8 times a year is an awful lot. Hopefully that improves as the area expands.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 17:57

I wouldn't bet on it :lol:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by jayflame » 15 Feb 2020, 15:36

It's ironic, we also get water outages that should lead to boil water notices.
In this day and age, we pay for and suffer these outages that one would expect in Tristan da Cunha

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