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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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Ofgem warns of possible UK power shortages 01 July 2013

Britain could face power shortages towards the middle of the decade, UK energy regulator Ofgem has stated, with spare electricity power production capacity falling as low as 2% by 2015. Ofgem said that the risk of blackouts that year has trebled from the one-in-12 it estimated in October to just one-in-four, if energy demand remains at current levels....

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Regulator says UK faces major energy shortfall 20 February 2013

On February 19 Alistair Buchanan, the chief executive of UK energy regulator Ofgem, said that with not enough generation capacity being built, the UK might have to rely on gas imports to keep the lights on just as global gas demand soars. This was likely to cause a big rise in energy costs for domestic and industrial users, he said. ...

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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....