Posts by Chris Owens

9 August 2019 Blackout – Everything You Need To Know

Handy links to every article the Blackout report has published about the 9 August 2019 blackout.

Interconnector Failure In France Causes Outages Across Iberian Peninsula

More than a million people across Spain and Portugal were left without electricity after disruption to supplies from a high...

Energy Future System Operator Consultation – National Grid To Lose Role?

Government launches consultation into the creation of an independent Energy Future System Operator in proposals that would see National Grid...

Future Energy Scenarios 2021: Towards Net Zero

National Grid ESO publishes Future Energy Scenarios 2021, its roadmap for decarbonising the UK’s electricity system.

Puerto Rican Power Outage Following Substation Explosion

The problem-plagued Puerto Rican power grid is hit on same day as cyberattack targets the island’s newly-installed electricity company.

panoramic of Callide Power Station Queensland Australia

Queensland Power Plant Explosion Causes “Historic” Outage

An explosion at the coal-fired Callide Power Station causes power outage that leaves 500,000 homes throughout Queensland without electricity.

Poland Power Supply Hit By Massive Plant Outage

Network failure at Europe’s biggest thermal power plant causes problems for the electricity system in Poland.

Rolling Blackouts Across Taiwan Following Power Plant Failure

Around six million households across Taiwan had their electricity supplies interrupted after an outage at the Hsinta coal-fired power plant.

Nigeria Power Grid Collapses For Second Time This Year

The power grid across Nigeria completely collapsed on Wednesday morning (12 May) plunging much of the country into a blackout.

National Grid ESO’s Summer Outlook 2021 – COVID-19 Still A Challenge

Electricity demand in Britain will continue to be low over the coming months, according to National Grid’s Summer Outlook 2021.