The UK’s power sector has said a number of important questions remain after National Grid ESO published its interim report into this month’s black out, with Ofgem having now launched an official investigation.
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.
In the wake of the UK’s black out on 9 August, Liam Stoker speaks to the UK’s battery storage scene to determine precisely how it helped bring the UK’s power grids back online, and how they could prevent similar events in the future
KiWi Power is launching a demand side response pilot that will see 100 households incentivised to reduce demand at peak times.
Energy technology firm Faraday Grid has been plunged into administration after failing to find the funding needed to take it “to the next level”.
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.