Glass factory not cause of power cuts

Rumours that the new Guardian Glass factory in Goole has been the cause of a recent spate of power cuts in the town have been denied this week by Yorkshire Electricity.Over the Christmas period the town centre, as well as many surrounding villages, were the victims of two major power cuts.

The first, on Christmas Eve, saw most of Goole town centre lose power, resulting in many shops having to close their doors to last-minute Christmas shoppers. The power remained off for more than an hour.
The second cut occurred on Tuesday, December 30, when once again shops and homes in the town were without power for up to four hours.
Speculation had already begun in the town that with the opening of the new Guardian Glass plant the town had suffered the power cuts because the site was using huge amounts of power and that Yorkshire Electricity did not have sufficient reserves.
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Electricity told us yesterday: “Whenever we connect a new customer to the network we always check that our provisions are good enough and if necessary we will upgrade to accommodate them.
“On December 24 a high-voltage underground power cable was damaged by a third party who did not report the damage to us.
“The second incident, on December 30, was also due to a high-voltage underground power cable problem, but this time there was a fault on the connection.
“This was outside Hartley’s nightclub in Goole.
“These incidents are totally unrelated and have no connection at all with the Guardian Glass site.

600450 Glass factory not cause of power cuts
Date: 12 January 2004

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