Power Failures: York Central

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many unplanned power outages there have been in the York Central area in each year since 2010.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Ofgem regulatory standard for an interruption to power supply is a loss of power for three minutes or more. The unplanned power outages for the York Central area from 2010 to the 25th September 2018 are set out in the table below and shows a 51% decrease in power outages in December 2017 to those in December 2010.

York Central area*

Calendar Year

Unplanned power outages**

2010

452

2011

471

2012

490

2013

457

2014

335

2015

422

2016

404

2017

220

2018 to 25th September 2018

245

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