More than two weeks after Vesder blew up its banks, technical teams of Ores, the main operator of the electricity and gas grid in Wallonia, have completed control and repair work on the power grid of Verviers and other member municipalities. Urs announced this on Tuesday.
The floods caused extensive damage to the Orc’s power grids. The director is responsible for distributing electricity in 29 municipalities in the province of Liege. Several cables were uprooted and 220 distribution boxes were disrupted by the force of the water. “About 25,000 customers were without electricity on our networks,” Oris said.
In the province of Namur, in the province of Walloon Brabant and part of the province of Liege, affected customers were able to restore access to electricity in the days following the floods, but in the valleys of Vesder, Wayai and Hoëgne the situation was more complex “due to the scale of the damage and the need to work from the door”, Orth added. to the door.”
Thanks to the solidarity on the ground and the work of the teams, the power supply was restored to nearly 15,000 customers in fifteen days. Before the end of the last week of July, the power supplies of 1,700 families and businesses in Verviers still had to be repaired.
Ors said work has continued and “the entire network is now being electrified except for some circuits in Verviers.” “In order to enable all customers to use the power source, a single processing phase is now underway,” Ores announced.
When power is restored, it will take several months to completely rebuild the network. Customers who are still without electricity are requested to call the toll-free number 0800 / 248.47. The ores do not distribute gas in the province of Liège.
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