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UK energy regulator asks National Grid for urgent report into country-wide blackout 13 August 2019

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem has asked National Grid for an urgent report into the power cut which caused chaos across the country on the evening of August 9. National Grid, said the power cuts happened after a rare and unusual issue which had led to the almost simultaneous loss of output from two generators....

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UK wind sector recorded highest ever output in mid-March 21 March 2018

Power generation from Britain’s wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid said. This represented 34.2% of domestic electricity generation at 1430 GMT that day, the country’s power grid operator said....

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More than half of UK’s electricity from green sources this summer, according to National Grid 26 September 2017

Between 21 June to 22 September, 52% of electricity generation was met by low carbon sources, compared with about 35% four years ago. Growth in solar, offshore and onshore wind has contributed significantly to the increased share of generation from renewable sources. June 7 also became the first day when over half of the UK’s energy came from renewables....

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National Grid says UK could import 93% of its gas by 2040 12 July 2016

The UK could rely on other countries for 93% of its gas supplies by 2040 if there is weak economic growth and not enough money available to support domestic gas production, National Grid said on July 5. This import forecast is a part of the British grid operator's "Slow Progression" scenario, one of four potential scenarios in its "UK Future Energy Scenarios"....

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UK manhole explosion not caused by gas leak – National Grid 23 January 2015

An underground explosion on January 22 in Tyseley, Birmingham, blew a manhole cover several feet into the air, narrowly missing a mother and her daughter as they passed nearby. The mother of the two-year-old girl said it is "a miracle" she escaped injury because of the proximity of the blast to the pair as they passed on the pavement....

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UK grid to offer energy users payments to cut winter power consumption 10 June 2014

UK power network operator National Grid will launch a tender this month inviting big energy users to reduce their electricity demand at times of peak consumption next winter, the company said on June 10. The country faces a capacity crunch because old power plants have closed but have not as yet been replaced by new generating capacity. ...

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UK energy regulator rules old power plants can reopen if power shortages threaten 02 January 2014

Mothballed gas-fired power plants could be used as a last resort in the event of a power shortage, under new plans unveiled by UK energy regulator Ofgem. The National Grid will also be able to ask industry to cut back on energy use during peak times in winter....

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National Grid announces major milestone for UK CCS programme 15 September 2013

Early indications are that the undersea site 65 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast is viable for carbon dioxide storage and will be able to hold around 200 million tonnes permanently, National Grid said in August. This is equivalent to taking ten million cars off the road for 10 years....

National Grid UK to develop offshore CO2 storage site 15 March 2013

In February, the Crown Estate confirmed it has signed a lease agreement with National Grid UK for an offshore saline aquifer that could permanently store CO2, 70 miles from the east Yorkshire coast. The deal provides a boost to National Grid's plans for a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) cluster on Humberside that would capture and store around a million tonnes of carbon emissions each year from power stations and heavy industry in the area....

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Household energy bill hike will pay for £38bn UK grid upgrade 18 December 2012

Household energy bills will rise by more than £15 by 2020 to pay for a £38.2bn upgrade to the UK’s networks of gas pipelines and electricity cables, Ofgem said on December 18 as it unveiled its final plans for how much National Grid and three gas distribution companies should be allowed to spend over the next eight years....