staff worked for more than 18 hours to get everyone's power restored.
will be updated again in three years time, in line with economic development trends, disease profile and the progression of science, with the government expecting a universal uptake by state facilities in 2020.
announced that they will make goodwill payments of up to pounds 200 for customers who lost household items during the surge.
A spokesman for NEDL
said: "We've carried out some investigations and the fault was on our 11,000 volt network.
spokeswoman said yesterday: "The cause is under investigation at the moment, but the weather conditions we have had, with snow and thawing, could have caused the problems.
said they had received calls from people living in: Durham Road, Prince Consort Road Dryden Road, Holyoake Gardens, Summerfield Road, Ellwood Gardens, Silverdale Terrace, Perry Street, Inskip Terrace, Lynnholme Gardens and Enfield Road.
The grant has come in recognition of the dedicated volunteer work of lifeboat operations manager Les Fayers, who works for North East electricity distribution firm NEDL
, a UK subsidiary of Iowa-based MAEH.
I HAVE, in recent years, experienced two electrical power surges (due to increase in voltage) and the cost to renew all damaged electrical appliances which, NEDL
have agreed to reimburse me for, eg: two radios (with CD and cassette), a telephone, a power assisted door circuit board (at considerably expense) and an adapted toilet (with circuit board).
The power supply had been by-passed and staff from the NEDL
were called to make the electrics safe.
But judges at the Court of Appeal in London rejected Mr Mann's claim, saying NEDL
did all they could to keep out intruders.
A spokesman for energy company NEDL
said: "We became aware of a fault at 9.
The pumping station also houses an NEDL
power sub station.