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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.

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Lightning strike revealed as cause of 9 August UK black out

A lightning strike that caused two separate losses of generation – described by National Grid ESO as an “extremely rare and unexpected event” – has been revealed as the cause behind Britain’s power cut on 9 August 2019.