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Since 1990, gas and electricity network companies have invested £80bn in the UK’s energy networks. Gas and electricity supply is now more reliable than ever before. However, storms, floods and other extreme winter weather can still damage or disrupt energy supplies. 

That’s why the gas and electricity networks have come together to help members of the public prepare in case they have a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

The Be Winter Ready campaign will launch on Thursday 2nd November, the inaugural Be Winter Ready Day. Through the campaign, the energy networks are sharing tips and information to help people get ready for winter. 

The Be Winter Ready campaign is urging people to take the following steps to prepare for the winter months:

Know your free emergency numbers

In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999

Prepare your home

Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Service Register.

Keep your eyes open

Keep an eye on the weather forecaster and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

For more information on how to be prepared for a power cut click on the following links below:

Power cut information and advice 
Priority Service Register 
Sign up to our severe weather alerts

Click the image below for the Winter Ready poster.


Contact us

Emergency information

0800 6783 105

General contact enquiries

0800 096 3080