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NIE emergency repair teams fixing a polePower cuts: faults and outages

Severe weather, vandalism, third party damage and other events can affect the electricity network and leave you without power.

At Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), we try to minimise this network damage through our maintenance, refurbishment, tree cutting programmes and our public safety campaigns.

Our teams work 24 hours a day to ensure that if there is a power cut it is resolved as quickly as possible.

Report a power cut

If your lights are off or flickering we want to know. The sooner you tell us, the sooner we can respond. Use our online application to report a power cut.

Planned outages

We constantly maintain and upgrade our network. To do this safely, we sometimes have to cut electricity supplies to customers. Learn more about preparing for a planned outage.

Watching the weather

At NIE, we are keen weather watchers. Severe weather such as wind, lightning, snow, ice or rain can all affect our network. Find out more about how we prepare for severe weather.
Northern Ireland Electricity Limited - Registered in Northern Ireland - Registered No: NI26041
Registered Office: 120 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5HT