If you are without electricity for 24 hours then householders could receive £50 and businesses£125, then £25 for every 12 hour period after that.
Cllr Patrick Clarke said: “The rules do allow for NI Electricity to declare an exemption if there is exceptional weather. However, there are some cases from this snow blizzard that might merit compensation being paid.
“Instead of having a blanket ban on compensation being paid, I believe that NI Electricity should look at these claims on a case by case basis.
“Many people felt they were let down by the authorities during the severe weather, so NI Electricity should at least take the time to consider these claims instead of just ignoring them all.”