Huge power cut leaves thousands of homes without electricity

North-West London is plunged into darkness: Thousands of homes are without electricity as huge power cut hits 38 postcodes across London and Hertfordshire

  • Thousands of homes were left without electricity tonight after a power outage
  • Residents have been taking to social media to report the power outage  
  • UK Power Networks confirmed areas in North West London had been affected


Thousands of homes have been left without electricity tonight after a power outage hit areas across North West London and Hertfordshire.

Residents have been taking to social media to report the power outage to UK Power Networks after their homes were affected at around 6pm today. 

Tonight UK Power Networks confirmed that 38 postcodes across London and Hertfordshire, including Wembley, Stanmore and Harrow, had been affected by the power cut.

However they assured homeowners their electricity would be restored ‘between 8.30pm and 9.30pm’.

Homes were left without electricity tonight after an unplanned power outage hit North West London

The huge power cut hit 38 postcodes across London and Hertfordshire earlier today

The huge power cut hit 38 postcodes across London and Hertfordshire earlier today

In a message on social media UK Power Networks confirmed that areas in North West London had been affected by a power cut

In a message on social media UK Power Networks confirmed that areas in North West London had been affected by a power cut

They added that the power cut was caused after ‘an underground electricity faulted the high voltage network’ and that engineers were investigating the issue.

National Grid ESO said in a tweet: ‘We apologise for the disruption to consumers in North West London who have been disconnected this evening.

‘Some have already been reconnected and engineers are working hard to ensure that all consumers are reconnected as soon as possible.’

Earlier today, homeowners took to social media to report the power outage and ask others about the issue.

One person asked: ‘Just had a power cut in HA8 for 20 odd minutes. All phone lines and mobile networks were down too. What happened?’

While another person added: ‘Power cut in HA8. Any information please?’

Elsewhere another commented: ‘Power cut in WD6 3. Power went off about 10 minutes ago.’ 

One resident shared footage of their street which had been plunged into darkness after the power outage hit the Wembley Park area

One resident shared footage of their street which had been plunged into darkness after the power outage hit the Wembley Park area

UK Power Networks confirmed the postcode areas that have been affected by the power outage

UK Power Networks confirmed the postcode areas that have been affected by the power outage

Residents have been taking to social media to report the power outage to UK Power Networks after their homes were affected at around 6pm today

Residents have been taking to social media to report the power outage to UK Power Networks after their homes were affected at around 6pm today

Meanwhile one resident shared footage of their street which had been plunged into darkness after the power outage hit the Wembley Park area.

In a message on Twitter UK Power Networks said: ‘Sorry for the disruption. We have lost power to a large area and have staff on the way to resolve this for you. 

‘The estimate at the moment is to have you back on between 20.30 and 21.30.’

UK Power Networks have confirmed that the following areas have been affected: CB25 0, EN5 3, HA0 2, HA0 3, HA0 4, HA1 2, HA1 3, HA2 0, HA3 0, HA3 5, HA3 7, HA3 8, HA3 9, HA7 1, HA7 2, HA7 3, HA7 4, HA8 4, HA8 6, HA8 7, HA8 8, HA8 9, HA9 6, HA9 7, HA9 8, HA9 9, HAO 2, HP1 3, IP20 9, NW7 3, NW7 4, NW9 8, NW9 9, SS5 5, UB6 0, W3 9, WD6 3, WD6 4. 

MailOnline has contacted UK Power Networks for comment.