Texans see 300-fold rise in their energy bills after blackouts

Energy suppliers pleaded to their customers to leave them as electricity prices skyrocketed

Green agenda hijacked as carbon prices jump, but will energy prices be contained?

Carbon jumps again with the green agenda hijacked, but will prices be contained?

Pakistan suffers massive nationwide blackout leaving millions of people in the dark

The power cut lasted more than 15 hours, affecting large cities including Islamabad, Lahore and Multan

ScottishPower achieves ‘pioneering world first’ after blackout boost from wind farm

The energy company said its successful project at Dersalloch wind farm in South Ayrshire proves wind power can restore a ‘blacked-out’ section of the transmission network

New 20 MW Flexible Generation Plant Online

Ylem Energy Ltd – one of the UK’s leading flexible energy generation providers – has announced that its latest natural-gas-fuelled flexible generation system has commenced operation.

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Australia’s energy regulator sues four wind farm operators over blackout

Severe weather conditions on 28th September 2016 led to around 850,000 customers in South Australia without access to electricity

Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuelan power outage ‘act of political sabotage’

President Nicolás Maduro has blamed the US-backed opposition party for the failure of electrical infrastructure

Massive blackout revives nuclear energy discussions in Taiwan

A blackout which affected around 6.6 million homes and businesses in Taiwan last week has revived discussions around nuclear energy. It was caused by a blunder at the nation’s biggest gas-fired power plant on 15th August, following which Economy Minister Chih-Kung Lee resigned. The incident at CPC Corporation’s Tatan power plant, which accounts for almost […]

Blackout Britain ‘scare stories’ must stop, says ex-National Grid head

Britain facing blackouts are “scare stories” which need to stop. That’s according to Steve Holliday, former boss of National Grid, who believes the nation has enough electricity capacity to meet demand even during peak times. His comments come as the latest round of capacity auction for power generation starts today. Under the scheme, power plant […]

‘First utility cyber attack will happen this year’

The first reported instance of a cyber attack on a utilities provider will happen this year. That’s according to Perry Stoneman, Global Head of Utilities at consulting firm Capgemini, who told ELN it would likely take the form of a ransomware attack. This is when computer systems are hacked by criminals who then demand a sum of money to avoid […]