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December 2020

Power outages can have a major impact on care providers ability to operate effectively.

The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee has produced guidance for essential service operators – including care providers, on steps they can take to plan for potential short-term power outages.

Guidance for Essential Service Operators: Making Your Service More Resilient to Power Outages – 29 October 2020 – Energy Emergencies Executive Committee

The purpose of this document is to provide organisations, particularly those that operate essential services in Great Britain, with guidance to support contingency, continuity and resilience planning for short-term power outages. Essential services are those that the public rely on a daily, or near daily, basis. Disruption to these services could impact the normal patterns of daily lives or the health and safety of the public. Essential services include those that provide health and social care.

This document does not address planning for longer term power outages that could last a few days, or planned power outages such as rota load disconnections.


Letter to Essential Service Operators – 29 October 2020 – Energy Emergencies Executive Committee

Covering letter from the Chair of the Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (via the National Grid) outlining the purpose of the guidance on Making you service more resilient to power outages.