What can we learn from August 9th?
The summer of 2019 saw the disconnection of more than a million electricity customers in Britain's largest single electricity system disturbance in over ten years. Here, UKERC co-director, Professor Keith Bell, summarises the findings of the government and regulator investigations into the incident and unpacks potential lessons for the electricity sector and its readiness for further decarbonisation without compromising security of supply.
Delivering the smart grid with bandwith for the future
The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) is undertaking a project to address the bandwidth and security requirements for the smart grid. Kinan Ghanem, communications and systems integration lead, discusses how the project is progressing.
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.
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.