More ‘eyes’ on the network to stop power cuts before they happen

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is testing Distribution Fault Anticipation technology as a way to spot network faults, before they interrupt people’s supplies

A decade of investment and innovation halves power cuts

UK Power Networks has celebrated its tenth anniversary this week

Lithium-ion battery units
Pilot project swaps backup diesel generators for van-based batteries

Northern Powergrid, Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy have partnered to create a clean and quiet way to provide backup electricity to households during power outages

National Grid ESO power cut report: Industry responds

What does the energy sector think of the findings?

UK’s grid system protection ‘operated as designed during August power cuts’

National Grid ESO has published its final technical report into the power outages of Friday 9th August

UK power failures ‘demonstrate need for fast response tech like batteries’

Regen and the Electricity Storage Network say the government and Ofgem must increasingly value these technologies in the Capacity Market

Massive power cut hits UK: Industry responds

A power cut on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

Giant power cut in South America leaves 48m without electricity

Electricity failures covered the whole of Argentina and Uruguay, as well as parts of Brazil, Chile and Paraguay

Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuelan power outage ‘act of political sabotage’

President Nicolás Maduro has blamed the US-backed opposition party for the failure of electrical infrastructure