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LONG READ: How energy storage helped save the UK’s grid

Earlier this year, at 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.

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PODCAST: UK blackouts and Tesla's travails

In the first in a new series of podcasts, Current± editor Liam Stoker and Energy Storage News editor Andy Colthorpe discuss the headlines, causes and remedies to recent blackouts in the UK, and take a look at what's happening to Elon Musk's Tesla.