Posts by Chris Owens

Storm Ciara Causes Power Cuts Affecting More Than 770,000 People

Storm Ciara causes travel chaos and leaves large parts of England and Wales without electricity.

Ofgem Unveils Decarbonisation Plan To Kickstart Net Zero Drive

Britain’s energy regulator unveils new blueprint to kickstart a green revolution and enable the decarbonisation of the nation’s energy system.

National Audit Office Report Into Britain’s Electricity Network

New analysis from the National Audit Office shows electricity users in Britain experience fewer power cuts than most EU countries.

California’s Preventive Power Cuts To Stop Spread Of Wildfires

California pre-emptively cuts power to millions of people to try and prevent the spread of devastating wildfires.

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History Repeating – Auckland Struck By The Blackout Blues

Auckland loses power… again. We take a look at the history of blackouts that have plagued New Zealand’s largest city,...

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Revisiting The Three Day Week Of 1974

The start of 1974 saw UK industry operate under a Three Day Week restricting their electricity use.

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Power Station Failure Causes All-Island Blackout On St Lucia

St Lucia experiences island-wide power cut after a failure at the country’s only power station.

Series Of Earthquakes Shake Puerto Rico Power Grid

Largest earthquake to hit Puerto Rico in more than 100 years causes severe damage to electricity grid.

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9 August Blackout – E3C Final Report & Future Recommendations

10-point action plan included in the E3C final report into 9 August blackout emphasises need to improve UK’s power resilience.

Power Supply Pressures – 5 Biggest Threats To Our Electricity

The UK’s power supply system is built with resilience in mind. But as society becomes ever more reliant on electricity,...