Ofgem has published National Grid Electricity System Operator’s technical report

Publication date
10th September 2019
Information types
Policy areas

Ofgem has today published National Grid Electricity System Operator’s technical report into the recent power cuts of August 9 2019, which was submitted to Ofgem on Friday 9 September (you can access the appendices).

The technical report will form evidence as part of Ofgem’s formal investigation into the power cuts and the actions of National Grid Electricity System Operator, National Grid Electricity Transmission, 12 distribution network operators in England and Wales and the generators RWE Generation (owner of Little Barford Power station) and Orsted (owner of Hornsea offshore wind farm).

Ofgem launched the formal investigation on 20 August after receiving National Grid Electricity System Operator’s initial report.

The government is separately reviewing the actions of National Grid Electricity System Operator. Its Energy Emergencies Executive Committee plans to provide a report on initial findings in the coming weeks to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy by the end of this month.