08.12.14 Will the energy network cope?

Posted on December 8, 2014
Archive : December 2014
Category : Energy News
Last year heavy storms during the Christmas festivities brought chaos to power supplies in the South of England as well as to Northern Ireland. Over a million homes were affected with many customers being left without power for more than two days. The Christmas and New Year bad weather and power cuts dominated the headlines, but in fact the same thing had happened to half a million customers just two months before. Naturally utility companies came in for some serious criticism, particularly regarding a distinct lack of communication to its customers and so Ofgem weighed in with £8 million in fines. With a new storm season on the horizon and potentially even tougher penalties, let us all hope that this Christmas our network operators have learned from the lessons of last year. A white Christmas please, but without the power cuts thank-you.

Source: Utility week

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