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

Didcot demolition leaves 40,000 households without power

Material from the demolition struck the overhead electricity network, which led to the power outage between 7am and 8.20am on Sunday

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 […]