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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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Professor Helm calls for action following power cuts

Professor Dieter Helm has given his reaction to the power cuts that caused widespread disruption across the UK's energy and transport networks.

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Ofgem calls for greater gender balance

Ofgem has called on the industry to achieve better gender balance and wants its own workforce to be 50% female at all levels by 2025.

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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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Government launches investigation into major power outage

The government has launched an investigation into the power cut on Friday (9 August) that led to major disruption across the UK's power and transport networks.

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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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Networks meet to review major outage

Transmission and distribution leaders have gathered for an initial review of the circumstances which led to a major power outage across large parts of the UK power grid.

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Ofgem sets out DSO policy position

A new positioning paper from the regulator has outlined its approach to the development of Distribution System Operation policy.