Hundreds of customers left without power on Princes Street
Outage at around 3pm on Thursday was caused by a cable fault on Thistle Street.
Hundreds of customers were left without power following an outage affecting Edinburgh's main shopping street.
Shops and other businesses were among up to 500 customers affected by the power cut near Princes Street at around 3pm on Thursday.
Scottish Power said the problem was caused by a cable fault at the substation on Thistle Street.
Customers in Princes Street, George Street and surrounding areas were affected.
They were all reconnected within about 45 minutes, the company said.
A Scottish Power spokesman said: "We apologise for the inconvenience."