Substation fault cuts power to 800 properties in Huntly
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SCOTTISH and Southern Electricity Networks are working to restore supplies to over 800 customers in Huntly.
At around 13:40 today A fault on part of the equipment in the local substation at Christie Gardens at around 1.40pm caused the outage.
Safety equipment, operated to automatically, turned the power off to 815.
A spokesman said: "The automated technology in our safety equipment alerted our control room to the fault, and engineers were immediately despatched to the substation to firstly make sure everything was safe, and then begin work to restore customers’ supplies.
"Engineers have been able to “re-route’ the affected customers and have restored around 700 of the properties, and they are continuing to work on this restoration process at the moment.
"We aim to have all supplies restored by 4.30pm."
"Our priority is to restore the power to all our customers as safely and as quickly as possible, and we will investigate the cause of the fault once everyone is back on supply.
“We would like to apologise to our customers who have been affected by this afternoon’s power cut and reassure them that our engineers are doing all they can to restore their supplies as safely and as quickly as possible.”