Posts by Chris Owens

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Biggest Blackouts In History: Italy 2003

Breakdown of electricity lines from neighbouring countries causes blackout affecting almost the whole of Italy and its 57 million population.

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Sri Lanka Plunged Into Darkness By Nationwide Power Cut

More than 21 million people were left without electricity after a nationwide blackout on Sri Lanka.

Uganda Hit By Another Nationwide Blackout

Uganda experiences fifth nationwide blackout in a matter of months.

Chicago Blackout Leaves 800,000 In The Dark

Hundreds of thousands of people are still without electricity after a major power outage across Chicago.

Future Energy Scenarios 2020: Britain Needs “Immediate Action” To Meet Net Zero Goal

National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2020 report outlines the path towards zero carbon emissions by 2050, with renewables, energy storage,...

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.

Planning Shake-Up Offers Energy Storage Boost

Will relaxing red tape lead to an energy storage boom and treble battery capacity?

Britain Sets New Coal-Free Electricity Record

Britain goes coal-free for more than two months… Is this trend likely to continue? And if so, what challenges does...

Cyclone Mangga Leaves 62,000 In Western Australia Without Power

A “once-in-a-decade” storm with wind speeds topping 80 mph causes major blackout in Western Australia.

UK Power Grid Administrator Elexon Struck By Cyber-Attack

Elexon, a key part of the UK’s power grid supply chain, has been hit by a suspected cyber-attack.