A British man recently received huge compensation from an electricity distribution company, after Storm “Irwin” caused a blackout in his home last November.
Northern Powergrid awarded Gareth Hughes a check worth $3 trillion and $145 million in compensation for the outages caused by Storm Irwin..
And Sky News quoted the British newspaper, “The Sun”, that Hughes from Yorkshire had spent 3 days without electricity last November..
After Hughes received the “check” with the astronomical number, he went to “Twitter”, and asked the company if it was wrong in the compensation I sent him..
Hughes wrote on Twitter: “Are you sure of the amount sent to me in compensation? I know that four of my neighbors also received large sums in compensation for the blackout.“.
In response to Hughes’ post, Northern Powergrid announced that it had made a clerical error, and had instructed banks to prevent the cashing of 74 checks that included large erroneous compensation..
A spokesperson for the Electricity Distribution Company said: “Once we identified the clerical error that resulted from incorrectly stating the electricity meter reference number as a compensation amount, we made sure that all 74 customer checks were stopped.“.
“We thank the customers who were honest and contacted us to report this error. We had direct calls over the weekend with all 74 affected customers to inform them, apologize for the error and assure them that a valid compensation payment will be issued to them soon.”