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Power Failures: Bexley

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with (a) EDF Energy and (b) Ofgem on the power cuts across Bexley and North West Kent in July 2009. (295183)

Officials from the Department were in regular contact with EDF Energy during the incident to track progress with supply restoration. Following the incident discussions are ongoing to assess compliance with statutory duties and to explore options to prevent a reoccurrence.

Ofgem has informed officials about the impact on regulatory performance targets and the handling of compensation claims for the incident.