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Industry News, Wired

How batteries stopped the UK’s power cut being a total disaster

three months ago

It happened at a terrible time – just before the Friday rush-hour. At 4:55pm on Friday, August 9, outages at two major UK power plants caused a sudden, major drop in the nation’s electricity supply. With more than one gigawatt of power lost from the system, National Grid had to reduce the load on the grid by forcibly cutting selected customers off.

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