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 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

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

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

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

UKPN pledges to help vulnerable power cut customers

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is offering extra support to vulnerable customers affected by power cuts and blackouts around the UK. The owner and operator of electricity cables and power lines across London, the South East and East of England says while its engineers work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible, it […]

Energy supplier puts on party during NYE power cut

An energy supplier provided a New Year’s party for its customers on a Scottish island after Storm Dylan left them without power. As 76mph winds wreaked havoc on Jura, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) told customers to go to the Jura Hotel for Hogmanay and enjoy dinner and drinks on the company’s tab. Hotel […]

Network operator restoring power after Storm Aileen

Electricity North West engineers are working to restore power to more than 250 customers in Buxton, Macclesfield and Leigh after torrential storms struck parts of England yesterday. Storm Aileen left people in the dark in the north west last night but power is back on for more than 1,000 customers. Engineers are still working to […]

Power cuts don’t have to leave you in the dark

A new service means households won’t be left in the dark during power cuts. UK Power Networks (UKPN), the owner and operator of distribution lines and cables across London, the South-East and the East of England, has unveiled a new helpline to deal with electricity outages and problems. The company now offers the option of texting people affected […]