Significant power cut affects central Chiswick over the weekend

Image: SSE engineers work to fix the issue on Saturday 22 June; photograph Steve Nutt

SSE say 102 properties affected by ‘unexpected underground fault’

An electrical fault left many people living and working in the centre of Chiswick without power at the weekend.

Some businesses along Chiswick High Road close to Old Market Place and homes along Prince of Wales Terrace reported power outages from Friday morning (21 June), with many shops having to close for their busiest trading days of the week.

Local residents spotted investigative and repair works by SSE, the electrical provider for the area, on Chiswick High Road and Prince of Wales Terrace on Saturday.

One Prince of Wales Terrace resident, Deborah Finding, without electricity since Friday morning, posted on X (formerly Twitter) asking SSE when repair works would resume, after engineers arrived late to work on Saturday morning.

SSE told The Chiswick Calendar there had been an unexpected fault in the underground low-voltage network, adding the outage had affected 102 homes and businesses.

Power had been restored to every affected property by Saturday evening, they said.