Good afternoon everyone,
As well as all the rising fuel cost can I please ask what people have in place that need to use cpap and Nivi machines everyday/night? Just in the worst case event that there possibly may need to be Electricity Black-Outs anytime this winter?
I am already listed with my electric and gas supplier as a vulnerable person as having to need electricity daily for my Oxygen Generator and my Cpap/Nivi breathing machine. Would I need to purchase a generator of some kind to power these when the electricity is off?
Has anyone had to do this already or in the past? I am simply trying to plan in advance. Hopefully the black outs will not happen and we will all be fine.
As always I look forward to your responses.
Kind regards everyone.
Sorry I can't help Joseph but I do hope that it's the press scaremongering and that it doesn't become reality. If you are registered with your supplier as an essential user I would have thought that they would have to cater for your needs. I know that there are battery operated generators but know nothing more about them.
I think potentially difficulty for companies to know which essential /vulnerable people need to take priority! For example whilst I have medications in fridge and due to physical disabilities am classed as vulnerable and on list (rang them to double check this today) I wouldn’t be in such need as Joseph. They actually had me down as having a heart condition so had to rectify that!!
That's true Bevvy. I am registered but the utility companies don't have any details of my medical history.
I don't think it's for the energy companies to assess who needs the energy most, for them the responsibility is just to inform the persons that have registered as vulnerable, then the responsibility lies with the patient to contact the hospital consultants dealing with them for advice or solutions
I wouldn’t expect energy companies to make judgement calls. I was just pointing out that some priority people are higher than others. It would make sense for those people entirely reliant on (especially) electricity to look in to options as to how to cope should power be off.