9 August 2019 Blackout

Everything you need to know about the 9 August 2019 Blackout.

On that fateful Friday, more than 1 million people across the UK were cut off at the start of the evening rush-hour after lightning strikes took two power stations offline.

This is the place to read all the reaction from the incident.

There’s analysis on the technical reports produced by National Grid, the Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) and more.

We take a look at load shedding and the Low Frequency Demand Disconnection scheme that kicked in to protect the rest of the network when frequency started dropping.

There’s also insight into the role of battery storage during the blackout and how it helped to minimise disruption.