Power cut: National Grid blames lightning strike as Ofgem launches investigation

The incident on 9th August left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark and affected road and rail networks and some hospital services

Contracts for Difference bidding window extended after legal action

The process is expected to be delayed following the legal challenge from an unnamed complainant

Power cut: Government sets out scope of investigation

The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee will review the actions of National Grid and establish what happened to cause the outage and whether correct procedures were followed

National Grid: Britain has one of the world’s most reliable energy networks

Group CEO John Pettigrew has denied claims he was on holiday at the time of the incident and said the ‘UK is not Argentina’ after comparisons with the country, which experienced a massive blackout earlier this year

UK Government launches investigation into massive power cut

National Grid Electricity System Operator said the power cut was due to the loss of two large generators – gas and offshore wind – on 9th August

Three contracts worth £990m awarded for UK-Denmark power link

The Viking Link interconnector will be the longest in the world and enable the sharing of renewable energy between the two countries

National Grid buys renewables developer in $100m deal

The acquisition of Geronimo Energy was made through the grid operator’s non-regulated unit, National Grid Ventures

Supermarket freezer aisles ‘could provide a cool way to balance the grid’

A mocked-up supermarket has proven freezer aisles across the UK could be used as a giant ‘virtual battery’

Guest Blog: Steve Holliday – Net zero means getting consumer engagement right

The Energy Institute’s incoming President Steve Holliday FREng FEI discusses the Energy Barometer 2019 and why consumer engagement has to be the next front in the war on climate change

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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change