Magda Wilcock https://www.ukpower.co.uk 1m 298
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Power cuts can be extremely disruptive – affecting our daily routines and stopping us from being able to communicate digitally or use household appliances.
With a rise in remote working in recent years, these outages can also impact our working lives and stop us from being able to carry out important tasks due to a loss in Wi-Fi connectivity.
To explore power cuts in further detail, UKPower has surveyed over 2,000 residents throughout the UK. They did this to examine how power failures differ by region and how these energy outages affect residents’ daily lives.
Their survey found that the most common time for these power disruptions to occur was 9:54 a.m. – an extremely disruptive time for those working from home.
Statistics from Standout CV reveal that 44% of British residents work from home either fully or in a hybrid role. These morning power cuts will no doubt restrict people who rely on their stable internet connection to complete their work.
Additionally, Belfast had power cuts later in the day than any other region or city. The Northern Irish capital experienced a loss in power around 1.08 p.m. while Bristol was the next latest at 11:24 a.m.
This means remote workers in Belfast could see a disruption to their electricity around their lunch break while Bristolians suffer from outages slightly earlier – but still later than the national average.
The survey also revealed that, on average, these power cuts last 2 and a half hours – leaving remote workers without internet for a fairly lengthy period. The length of disruptions varies around the UK with Glasgow seeing losses in power for 3.1 hours on average.
Overall, with remote working still hugely popular among employees, it’s safe to say that the constant disruption to power can have a huge impact on people’s daily routines.