The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, are keen to identify customers who would benefit from extra help during a power cut.
Being without power can cause difficulties to many customer groups. When a customer signs up to Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register (PSR), they can be offered extra support free of charge to keep them safe and comfortable until power is restored.
Once registered, Electricity North West will provide advanced notice of planned power cuts and in some instances can offer practical items such as hot food, blankets and torches during unplanned outages.
If required, Electricity North West’s can also offer free energy efficiency advice to PSR customers, which can save money on fuel bills and help the environment.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from being on the Electricity North West Priority Service you can sign up free of charge online or over the phone.
In the event of a power cut you can report it and receive updates by calling the free national phone number 105.