Posts by Chris Owens

four electricity pylons in snowy field with sunny blue sky

National Grid’s Winter Outlook 2021 Predicts Tight Electricity Margins

Britain will have enough electricity to avoid disruption over the coming months, but National Grid ESO’s Winter Outlook 2021 warns...

power transmission line knocked down as a result of tornados which caused the South Australia blackout of September 2016

Biggest Blackouts In History: South Australia 2016

A “once in 50 years” storm causes a complete grid failure in South Australia leaving 1.7 million residents without electricity.

Picture of Vatican during Italy wide power cut of September 2003

Biggest Blackouts In History: Italy 2003

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

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.