UK power failures ‘demonstrate need for fast response tech like batteries’

Regen and the Electricity Storage Network say the government and Ofgem must increasingly value these technologies in the Capacity Market

Massive power cut hits UK: Industry responds

A power cut on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

Giant power cut in South America leaves 48m without electricity

Electricity failures covered the whole of Argentina and Uruguay, as well as parts of Brazil, Chile and Paraguay

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Venezuelan power outage ‘act of political sabotage’

President Nicolás Maduro has blamed the US-backed opposition party for the failure of electrical infrastructure

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Brooklyn prison hit by heat and lighting failure

Temperatures in the Metropolitan Detention Center have dropped to as low as 9.5C°C in some cells

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Is coal as reliable as we think?

A number of coal plant outages across the country have left heatwave-stricken homes without power

Solar power ‘will help Europe avoid blackouts’

Sun Investment Group says photovoltaic panels can prove highly effective in covering gaps in supply

Ring ring! Power cut helpline reaches three million calls

The 105 hotline allows people to contact their local electricity network in the event of an outage

Extreme temperatures cause water chaos across UK

The UK’s recent ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap has caused damage to water infrastructure across the country, leaving many customers unable to secure a reliable supply