Biggest Blackouts In History: Northeastern USA & Canada 1965

More than 30 million people across Northeastern USA and Canada in the dark for up to 13 hours following transmission...

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Cybersecurity Susceptibility In The Smart Grid Era

Does the trend towards a more distributed electricity network increase the threat of cyber-attacks?

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Energy Storage Pilot Provides Temporary Power During Blackouts

A fleet of electric vans backed with onboard energy storage systems is aiming to “revolutionise” temporary power restoration.

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Winter Is Coming… National Grid Winter Outlook 2019-20

National Grid confident there will be enough gas and electricity to meet winter demand even if the UK leaves the...

landscape of New York City during the Northeastern USA & Canada Blackout of August 2003

Biggest Blackouts In History: Northeastern USA & Canada 2003

The Northeastern Blackout of August 2003 left 55 million people across eight states and parts of Canada without electricity.

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What Is The Low Frequency Demand Disconnection (LFDD) Scheme?

We take a look at the crucial automatic defence mechanism designed to save the electricity system from complete collapse and...

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9 August Blackout – E3C Interim Report

A major investigation into the 9 August blackout questions whether National Grid’s contingency plans for such a significant loss of...

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Tourists In The Dark After Tenerife Blackout

Reported substation explosion leaves one million people on the Spanish holiday island Tenerife without electricity for nine hours.

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Central America Blackout Hits Four Countries

A power line failure left thousands of people across four Central America countries without electricity.


9 August Blackout – National Grid’s Full Technical Report & Recommendations

National Grid’s final technical report into August’s blackout calls for review into whether the network has enough backup power to...