Storm Ophelia Outage update: 12 noon Wednesday 18 October 2017



Storm Ophelia Outage update: Estimated Restoration Times published on PowerCheck this morning

  • Estimated restoration times now available on the Powercheck app and; 70 per cent of impacted customers now reconnected 
  • It is expected that the majority of the remaining 119,000 customers will have their power restored in 3 to 4 days, but some customers in isolated pockets will not be restored until Tuesday
  • Crews being deployed Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France and the Isle of Man

Issued:  12 noon Wednesday 18 October 2017

ESB Networks have published estimated restoration times on their PowerCheck app and website for customers who remain without power. ESB Networks acknowledges that this is a difficult time for our customers without supply and we are working as quickly as possible to restore supply to everyone. 

Having assessed the extent of damage to the network in the given area, these times are the best available estimation by our engineers and network technicians of when electricity supply will be restored. It is an estimated timeframe and is subject to on-going review and change.

These can be accessed on the PowerCheck App for iPhone and Android devices or at Customers, with the MPRN number can also be access via:

All available resources from ESB Networks are being deployed to carry out repairs to the network and restore power. Crews from less impacted parts of the country are now on site in southern counties assist colleagues in the worst impacted areas. About 2,500 ESB Networks staff and 1,000 contractors have restored power to 266,000 homes and businesses, approximately 70 percent of customers impacted by the storm.

Crews are continuing to work on restoring power to the remaining 119,000 customers, and have been joined in their efforts by electricity utilities in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales:

  • NIE Networks staff undergoing induction at ESB Networks training school this morning.
  • WPD (Wales) will have lines staff who will arrive in the country this evening, for deployment in the Waterford area.
  • Manx Utilities staff are arriving later today. They will be ready for work in Enniscorthy on Thursday morning.
  • Northern Powergrid staff (North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire) are travelling to Waterford for induction this evening
  • ENWL (Northwest England) staff arrive this evening. They will receive training in Portlaoise on Thursday morning.
  • EDF (France) staff  fly into Cork this evening and are preparing the way for more resources at the weekend.
  • Scottish Power staff are scheduled to arrive tomorrow to be inducted in Waterford.


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