ALMOST 1,800 homes Wearside suffered a power cut.
A total of 1,778 customers were affected by disruption at 12.20am yesterday.
Homes were affected in Houghton, West and East Rainton and Rainton Gate.
A spokesperson for power firm NEDL said supplies were restored by 1.20am.
A spokesman said: “The fault was on a wide area network and analysis is ongoing as we speak.
“We are not expecting any further interruptions. We apologise to all concerned.”