Storm Arwen

HAM135

Member
Arable Farmer
Surely this has to be a wake up call to the fragility of the power infrastructure,surely all cables should be getting buried.
Trees,wind and cables are not a good mix,if our reliance on electricity is going to expand to the extent it will need to in the future big changes need to be made.
 
87 A disaster you say, well a disaster is exactly what has happen up north it’s just a shame it’s to far to be noticed much . Still can’t figure out why they sent the army or what they are actually doing … anyone enlighten me?
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Turn the electric and petroleum and gas off in the entire m25 for 1 week that would sharpen afew viewpoints. You never miss the water til the well runs dry
Funnily, I suggested to my S London living daughter that they should have some candles and/or decent torch in the house... just in case at the very least. Cooking is not a problem on the BBQ apparently;)

She should know already, having had a rural upbringing :)
 

oil barron

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Surely this has to be a wake up call to the fragility of the power infrastructure,surely all cables should be getting buried.
Trees,wind and cables are not a good mix,if our reliance on electricity is going to expand to the extent it will need to in the future big changes need to be made.
It annoys me that trees are allowed so close to the road as well. The forestry plant right up to the ditch and allow rogue trees to grow in the ditch which were an issue even without any falling over.
I think in Sacandinavia you can’t have a tree within 50ft of the road or something like that.
 
A lot of reporting I’ve seen the shows electric posts in very bad order, this is the very infrastructure that is supposedly going to take us forward in the all electric age.
Supports my thoughts that the UK’s electric network is not capable of more demand. !!
Lot of the poles about that were put in when the big push to get leccy to rural areas in the 50s & 60s. Seriously undersized to current spec.
 
Surely this has to be a wake up call to the fragility of the power infrastructure,surely all cables should be getting buried.
Trees,wind and cables are not a good mix,if our reliance on electricity is going to expand to the extent it will need to in the future big changes need to be made.
There will be an enquiry.
Lesson will be learned.
F all will change.
 

Bobthebuilder

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
87 A disaster you say, well a disaster is exactly what has happen up north it’s just a shame it’s to far to be noticed much . Still can’t figure out why they sent the army or what they are actually doing … anyone enlighten me?
They are assisting in door to door checking on people but are 5 days too late, they should’ve been here sun/mon last week and had a field kitchen set up providing hot food and water for the vulnerable
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
It annoys me that trees are allowed so close to the road as well. The forestry plant right up to the ditch and allow rogue trees to grow in the ditch which were an issue even without any falling over.
I think in Sacandinavia you can’t have a tree within 50ft of the road or something like that.
Exactly
Trees should be 30ft from boundaries
Sick of landlords stealing my light
 

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