On August 9, a thunderstorm caused 1.5 GW of generation capacity to go offline within seconds in the U.K. The incident caused millions of households to temporarily lose power but the situation could have been considerably worse if not for the country’s battery storage reserves. Renewable energy company RES claims to have averted disaster in
A lightning strike that caused two separate losses of generation – described by National Grid ESO as an “extremely rare and unexpected event” – has been revealed as the cause behind Britain’s power cut on 9 August 2019. This morning the electricity system operator published its interim report into the incident, revealing that a lightning
The sun is shining and your solar cells are supplying all the power you need, and then your grid connection suffers a power cut. You are laughing right? Wrong! In most cases your solar will switch off automatically when the power cut happens. But there is a way…
Interesting Radio 4 analysisof the importance of electricity in our lives and the ways in which its generation and distribution is becoming a defining issue of our times.
One great side-benefit of home battery storage is having an emergency power supply. We asked what was important to you when the lights go out in a power cut. Thanks for the enthusiastic response. We thought you would be interested in the results, so here they are: Do you ever get power cuts? Interestingly, 84% of