St Jude Storm winds touching nearly 100 mph bring death and destruction to south-east England leaving up to 850,000 homes without electricity in October 2013.
Scientists warn the effect of extreme weather on energy systems could increase the risk of major blackouts in the coming years.
Storm Ciara causes travel chaos and leaves large parts of England and Wales without electricity.
The UK’s power supply system is built with resilience in mind. But as society becomes ever more reliant on electricity, the threats to our power continuity grow too. Let’s take a look at what could cause a UK-wide blackout…
What lessons can we learn from the Lancaster floods of 2015 and how one city coped with a mass blackout?