UK Power Networks
The electricity network in Buckland is managed by UK Power Networks. If you need to report a power cut, a dangerous situation or any other problem relating to the network click Contact UKPN.
UK Power Networks maintains a “Priority Services Register” for people who meet one of the following criteria : elderly persons (normal retirement age), household with young children (under the age of 5) or someone dependent upon power to operate medical equipment or to maintain medication at a particular temperature, anyone who is hearing impaired or deaf or visually impaired or blind. If you or a member of your family or household qualifies complete a registration form.
When the power goes out, it can leave people feeling unsure about what to do. In 2016 105 was launched to help solve this problem. 105 is a free service* and you can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones. It doesn’t matter who you choose to buy your electricity from – anyone can call 105. If you are on the Priority Services Register the advice is to call the dedicated number you have been given.
You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too.
(* – you can call 105 from most landlines and mobile telephones).