An electric storm apparently hit the huge Es Murterar power station near Alcudia and halted power supplies to more than one million users at 12.06 pm. But it took until 7 pm until electricity was fully restored across Majorca and Minorca. The electricity firm is hoping to reveal the findings of its urgent investigation into the causes of the power cuts and why an emergecny back-up system failed to operate next Monday. Company bosses have also set up a special telephone line for users badly affected by the power cuts on 971 858785. There is also space on the firm's website for customers to register their complaints.
Meanwhile Balearic president Francesc Antich meets with bosses of Spain's national electricity network and gas company next week.
The Balearic leader will hold talks with energy providers, Red Electrica and gas firm Enagas, in a bid to persuade them to upgrade their supply infrastructure to cope with increased demand from the region.
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