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Utility Week 13th December 2013

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Operations & Assets High viz Gale force damage 22 | 13th - 19th December 2013 | UTILITY WEEK More than 80,000 people were left without power as winds of up to 114mph damaged electricity distribution networks across Scotland last week. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) mobilised more than 1,100 engineers and support staff to deal with the power cuts and repair the damage to the network. SSE, the parent company of SHEPD, estimated that the storm caused more than 300 high voltage faults and 800 breaks in conductors.

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