Three blackout near-misses in three months, says National Grid

System operator under fire from industry for not doing enough to prevent blackoutsWhat are the questions are raised by the UK’s recent blackout?National Grid had experienced three blackout “near-misses” in as many months before Friday’s major...

Three blackout near-misses in three months, says National Grid

System operator under fire from industry for not doing enough to prevent blackouts

National Grid had experienced three blackout “near-misses” in as many months before Friday’s major outage left almost a million homes in the dark and forced trains to a standstill around the UK.

The system operator, already under investigation by the energy watchdog, faces criticism from within the industry that it has not done enough to guard against the risk of blackouts.

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