Distribution network operators and the decisions they made to disconnect end users will be investigated as part of an inquiry into last week’s blackout, the government has confirmed.
Much of the reaction to last Friday’s blackout has centred around possible, but now dismissed, links to the high penetration of renewables on the UK’s grid. Liam Stoker analyses the train of thought that decentralisation could actually be the most compelling solution to grid security.
Last week’s UK black out was unlikely to have been the result of either high renewable generation or a cyber attack, National Grid chief exec John Pettigrew has said.
The government is to launch a formal investigation into last week’s power cut which left nearly 1 million customers without power.
The sudden loss of nearly 2GW of generation triggered a stress event and power cuts experienced up and down the country on Friday evening (9 August 2019).
National Grid and Danish system operator Energinet have named the suppliers for the new interconnector between Britain and Denmark.
Bozhidar Bozhkov, head of Markets for Asset Optimisation at SmartestEnergy, looks at how battery storage has evolved in the past two years and what the market is like now.
Great Britain is to derive more power from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels in 2019, the first time that would have occurred since the industrial revolution.
National Grid ESO has partnered with two DNOs and energy tech firm Electron to collaborate on a shared generation and storage asset data register.