Posts by Chris Owens

What Impact Will The Roll-Out Of Electric Vehicles Have On Our Power Grid?

As electric vehicles become the mode of transport of choice in coming years, what are the implications for our power...

Keeping The Lights On During The Coronavirus Crisis

What steps are Britain’s network operators taking to minimise the risk posed by the spread of coronavirus?

What Role Does Inertia Play In A Modern Power Grid?

Exploring the role inertia plays in our electricity system and whether the transition to zero-carbon generation could pose problems.

electricity pylon in winter with ice on the pylon and a bright blue background

“Slow And Patchy” Progress Integrating Flexibility Into Grid, Report Warns

Report urges greater support for electricity network flexibility and demand side response to meet net zero target.

Extreme Weather Events Likely To Push Power Grids To Limit, Scientists Warn

Scientists warn the effect of extreme weather on energy systems could increase the risk of major blackouts in the coming...

TÜV Rheinland “Alarmed” By Growing Cyber Threat

New report from TÜV Rheinland warns of cybersecurity threats posed by the rising number of smart devices and weaknesses in...

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.