Posts by Chris Owens

Portuguese Energy Giant Hit By $11 Million Ransomware Attack

Multinational utility company Energias de Portugal (EDP) falls victim to Ragnar Locker ransomware.

National Grid’s Summer Outlook – Keeping The Lights On During Covid-19

National Grid’s Summer Outlook explains the impact of coronavirus on the electricity network and the challenges posed by significantly lower...

11 Weirdest Things To Cause Power Cuts

Counting down some of the weirdest power cuts the world has ever seen.

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.