Could a solar storm cause a catastrophic collapse of our power grid? We look back to the Carrington Event of 1859 to assess the likelihood.
Handy links to every article the Blackout report has published about the 9 August 2019 blackout.
National Grid ESO publishes Future Energy Scenarios 2023 with a warning that “a once in a lifetime opportunity will pass us by” unless more radical steps are taken.
Everything you need to know about ‘Black Start’, the process for rebooting the entire UK power grid following a complete shutdown.
What plans are in place to prevent incidents that have the potential to cause significant disruption across the country? And how do we evaluate the risks society faces on a daily basis?
How would you cope in a world without power? Let’s explore the catastrophic consequences a nationwide blackout could cause.
Electricity supplies will be sufficient over coming months, according to National Grid ESO’s Summer Outlook 2023.
The start of 1974 saw much of UK industry operate under a Three Day Week restricting their electricity use.
It’s never happened before and it’s unlikely to ever happen. But are the odds of the UK’s electricity network experiencing a complete shutdown?
Households could face rolling three-hour power cuts this winter under the worst-case scenario outlined in National Grid ESO’s Winter Outlook 2022-23.