01 December 2021
For immediate release
Wishart speaks with SSEN as power outages continue
Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, has spoken with officials at SSEN to seek clarity about households in Perthshire that are still without power.
This comes amid a massive recovery operation in the aftermath of Storm Arwen, which has caused significant damage across eastern parts of Scotland.
Commenting, Mr Wishart said:
"I have spoken with SSEN in relation to the households in my constituency that are now in their sixth day without power.
"I was assured that their teams are working as fast as is practically possible to restore power to all homes. Pockets of households in rural areas are still off supply, most of which they are striving to restore by the end of today. However, for some areas where the most extreme damage to power infrastructure has been inflicted, power may not be restored until Friday.
"SSEN are posting regular updates about the progress being made and the challenges that remain, which can be viewed at Storm Arwen Red Alert (ssen.co.uk).
"If any customer is without power and is unable to make alternative arrangements to stay with family or a friend, SSEN will reimburse all reasonable costs for alternative accommodation.
"Customers can also continue to access their welfare facilities for free hot food and drinks, as well as claim the costs of takeaways or meals from local establishments, up to £15 per person.
"This is a horrifying ordeal for those affected, and anyone who is in need of support or advice can contact my office directly.
"You can contact my office on 01738 639 598 or via email at [email protected]."