National Grid warn of Winter Blackout

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It has been heavily reported recently in the press that according to the National Grid, the winter of 2013/2014 is facing the biggest risk of blackouts for 10 years.

Reserve supplies of electricity will be paper thin after a dramatic fall in the amount of coal-based power plants operating across the UK. It is expected that warnings to industry to bring mothballed plants into action will be issued.

National Grid expert Chris Train said that in a cold winter, the UK’s electricity safety buffer will be just 5 per cent, almost half last year’s level and the lowest since the mid 2000’s.

This new comes shortly after Ofgem warned there could be energy shortages in the middle of the decade and the risk of future blackouts had trebled.

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