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UK blackout report

UK blackout – grid operator submits much-anticipated final report

The much-awaited final report from the UK’s National Grid ESO on the blackout that affected one million people on August 9th 2019, has been published
UK blackout

UK’s Ofgem to investigate Ørsted, RWE, and DNO’s role in blackout

Ørsted, RWE, and 12 distribution network operators in England and Wales are to be investigated alongside the UK’s National Grid Transmission and Electricity System Operator (ESO) regarding the 9 August blackout.
UK blackout

Lightning strike caused UK blackout – initial report

A much-anticipated initial report by the UK’s grid operator National Grid, leaked to the UK’s Financial Times, noted findings which point to the failure of the UK’s largest wind farm, Hornsea 1, just minutes before the failure of the smaller, gas-powered Little Barford power station, as reasons behind the power failure that left 900,000 people without power in England and Wales.
BREXIT, smart meter

Ed’s note: Are the perils of BREXIT being overstated?

Is Brexit a non-story or is there genuinely something to be concerned about? It is a few days short...
grid resilience

Smart Energy International Exclusive: National Grid US talks grid resilience

Smart Energy International spoke to Carlos Nouel, VP of Innovation and Development at National Grid about grid resilience
Nemo link

Interconnector between UK and Belgium inaugurated

National Grid and Elia launch £600 million Nemo Link to deliver a more flexible energy system for UK and Belgian consumers.

19MW storage capacity to participate in three UK flexible markets

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has awarded NEC Energy Solutions with contracts to develop two energy storage systems in the UK.
energy industry

National Grid automates reporting for field workers

National Grid has partnered with Nrby to automate communication and reporting of work schedules for its mobile field workforce. The utility is using the solution...

National Grid secures grid modernisation greenlight in Rhode Island

In the US state of Rhode Island, the Public Utilities Commission has given utility National Grid a greenlight to raise consumer energy tariffs to...
machine learning

Artificial intelligence and new blood

According to recent research, 50% of the current utility staff will be retiring over the next couple of years and this is potentially a...

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