ELECTRICITY customers in Dorset will get free food from the Just Eat app during power cuts.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has teamed up with the food delivery company to enhance its welfare provision to customers during adverse weather and power cuts.

Customers will soon be given vouchers to use on the Just Eat app while engineers work to restore power.

Lisa Doogan, SSEN’s Head of Customer Service said: “We know that having a power cut causes significant disruption to our customers’ day, and one of those disruptions is the inability to cook food.

"We think it’s important we make a power cut as comfortable as possible while our engineers work hard to restore the power, so we try to offer welfare provisions when the power cut is prolonged.

“It's essential that we cater for our customers’ needs and that involves adapting our services to ensure their specific dietary or religious requirements can be met.”

The partnership between SSEN and Just Eat has already been successfully trialled in the network operator’s Thames Valley region, which accommodates nearly 980,000 customers across rural and urban areas. Plans are now in place to roll the provision out SSEN’s central southern England patch during 2020.