There is further speculation that Sainsbury's had also suffered power interuption and asks if there is a general supply problem in the area.
In a separate post Chris Beach complains that the electricity company has failed to respond to his requests for information. Chris - let me enlighten you - you are a correspondent from RTW asking about an issue in Bell Green - how do you think they will prioritise your demands ?Chris Breach in another place wrote:It does seem very strange to me too. The cost of generators would be huge.
From what I’ve read on Facebook apparently there are power supply/capacity issues to the park. Shortly before Aldi was due to open, they turned on their fridges etc and it blew out the electricity supply to the whole Bell Green site.
For resident neighbours with long memories, this is a repeat of problems that existed a long time ago on this site.Foresthillnick in another place wrote:Oddly a week or so ago I went to Sainsbuy’s and they were shut due to a power cut. They evacuated the store and shut it down for several hours so there does appear to be power related issues in Bell Green:
ETA… Just had a quick drive-by round the back as I was passing and there is something under sound proof cladding which was probably what OP was referring to. Didn’t seem overly loud to me but it may not have been in full operation. I wonder if they are running in standby mode ready to kick in on power out…
When the original Savacentre first opened in the 90's, it quickly became evident that the local supply was inadequate for the store's load needs and when demand exceed supply it tripped the safeties and power was cut.
Those of is in the vicinity endured periods of power outages of lengthy duration with incidents occuring over a protracted timeframe of several months.
Eventually the problem was resolved and the outages ceased.
Interestingly in recent weeks we have had several interuptions - but only a few minutes long.
So, if these generators/transformers are installed to alleviate and mitigate anticipated problems and it means that we have no lengthy interuptions in our supply - so-be-it. As long of course that someone is addressing an upgrade to the supply that meets this expanded site's growing load demands. it might be anticipated for example that Toys-R-Us had no fridges and freezers whereas Aldi will have many - hence the growth in their load demand.
Whilst I cannot speak for residents in Silver Birch Close - the homes closest to Aldi's - my house is very close too and we hear no noise of generators running.