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Massive Power Loss

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Diesel farms are expected to win contracts in a capacity auction that gets underway today to avoid Massive Power loss due to lack of Grid contingency. National Grid, launches auction is intended to secure 45 gigawatts of power for a period of four years.  Companies...

Storms cut power

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No power for huge areas of England Schools in the region have been closed, travel disrupted and some non-emergency hospital procedures cancelled. More rain is expected this week across the north of the UK, with 16 severe flood warnings, indicating danger to life, in place. Storm...

Now Worry – Shutting Power Stations

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The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. Tony Lodge, who has published a report from the Centre for Policy Studies, said "Britain is on the verge of an 'energy...

Power Cuts Hit Midlands

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Thousands still remain without power Power engineers working through the night to deal with disruption caused by Storm Barney. Barney - the second UK storm strong enough to be named by the public - saw winds peak at 85mph on Tuesday, before conditions calmed down...

Blackout fears winter 2015/16

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Blackout fears as factories are paid NOT to use electricity in 'last reason' bid to keep lights on across UK. National Grid was yesterday forced to use new ‘last resort’ measures to keep the lights on in homes across the country. Major industries were for...

Grid Powerloss Alert

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Britain was forced to rely on new "last resort" measures to keep the lights on for the first time on Wednesday after coal power plants broke down and wind farms produced less than one per cent of required electricity. National Grid used a new emergency...

You think there is No Risk?

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National Grid is asking the UK power industry to provide more electricity later on Wednesday. National Grid has issued a Notification of Inadequate System Margin (NISM) as a result of multiple energy plant breakdowns. "This is part of our standard toolkit for balancing supply and...

Winter blackout fear as reserves run low

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The articles below appeared in this weekend's Mail on Sunday (11th October 2015). Once again the heightened risk of widespread power cuts is highlighted in the National Press. We await the National Grid's outlook for this Winter's energy supply but its the year after that's...

Heatwave causes Power Cuts

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Unseasonably high temperatures in Poland have lead to power cuts and energy supply restrictions affecting industry giants such as ArcelorMittal and Grupa Azoty. Car makers Volkswagen, General Motors and Fiat risk being affected if the situation continues long term as it is currently coinciding with...

Tens of thousands without power

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Up to 40,000 properties were left without power in the north-east of England due to violent storms. Northern Powergrid said affected customers in County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland had supplies restored by late on Thursday night. Thankfully there were no reported injuries although...

Massive Power Cut Hits Cities

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A massive power cut has hit dozens of provinces across Turkey including Istanbul and Ankara. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all possible causes are being examined, including terrorism. Officials are saying a break in connections with mainland Europe could be to blame. Turkey suffers from...

Serious power cut scenario

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Have you ever wondered what the general effects of a long term power cut would be. The Government has recently undertaken an analysis of what would happen if the south-west of England found itself without any power for 2 weeks. The findings are interesting -...

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