Ofgem's investigation into the 9 August blackout has detailed why Hornsea One and Little Barford - the offshore wind farm and CCGT plant at the heart of the event - remained disconnected from the grid.
Power companies are to be fined £10.5 million and an already planned review into the electricity system operator (ESO) accelerated following Ofgem’s investigation into the nationwide blackout on 9 August 2019.
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.
The UK’s power sector is seeking an expedited process to any review of system security standards, and pleaded with Ofgem to take seriously concerns over how embedded generation is disconnected during frequency events.
National Grid has suggested that higher levels of resilience in the UK’s electricity system may be appropriate, its report into the 9 August 2019 blackout has concluded.
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.