The tale of the pub with no power
24 July 2014 Last updated at 16:26 BST
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.
The regulator Ofgem is raising the minimum payment per customer from £27 to £70 for those who go at least 24 hours without power.
It follows the storms last winter when nearly one million people in southern England were cut off.
John Moylan visited the Blue Anchor pub near Sevenoaks to find out how it coped when Christmas was blacked out.