Portsmouth power cut: SSEN apologises for ‘any inconvenience caused’ after blackout leaves 48,000 people in the dark

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An energy company has apologised for any ‘inconvenience caused’ after a blackout left 48,000 people without power in Portsmouth. 

The outage hit the city last night (November 19) leaving thousands of residents without electricity. 

SSEN van out in Portsmouth following major power city

SSEN van out in Portsmouth following major power city

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) are investigating the cause of yesterday’s blackout. 

READ MORE: Probe begins into major blackout that hit tens of thousands of people

The energy company confirmed that all power had been restored across Portsmouth, following the outage last night. 

With the power cut in the city lasting around 40 minutes. 

A SSEN spokesman said: ‘SSEN was alerted to a power cut in the Portsmouth area at 8.55pm last night following a fault affecting a primary substation. 

‘Around 48,000 customers were affected, with power restored to customers in stages.

READ MORE: Here’s how the city reacted to the major blackout last night

‘All properties were restored before 9.35pm.

‘Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fault and SSEN would like to apologise to anyone affected for any inconvenience caused and thank its customers for their patience as engineers worked hard to safely and promptly restore supplies.’