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Report finds lightning strike played a part in blackout

An interim report from National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) says that a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators was to blame for this month's blackout.

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Ofgem sets deadline for power cut report

Energy regulator Ofgem has written to the National Grid Electricity System Operator requesting an "urgent interim report" into last week's major power cut by Friday (16 August).

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National Grid CEO responds to power cut criticism

National Grid Group chief executive John Pettigrew says lessons can and must be learnt following Friday's power cut which left thousands of customers without power. Here, he responds to criticism over its role in the incident.

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Major power cut could have been prevented, expert claims

Friday's (9 August) major power cut was caused by an issue known to National Grid and could have been prevented, according to an expert from energy storage company Anesco.

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National Grid ESO outlines future energy scenarios

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has published its Future Energy Scenarios report which provides analysis of five potential 'energy futures' for 2050, including a net zero analysis.

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Report highlights ESO's zero carbon progress

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has set out how its operational strategy builds to achieve a zero carbon electricity system by 2025.

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National Grid ESO reveals record carbon low

Last winter saw the lowest carbon intensity for Great Britain's electricity system on record, a report published by National Grid ESO has revealed.