ESO final technical report
This is our final technical report into the power outages on Friday 9 August.
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ESO interim technical report
This is our interim technical report into the power outages on Friday 9 August.
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We have made some minor updates to the ESO’s interim technical report submitted to Ofgem on 16 August to correct small typos and provide further clarity.
Page 5: removed reference to Ofgem’s letter in appendices. Deleted 3 references to “your” and “you think”.
Page 14: added text to explain what the “three speed signals” at Little Barford refers to “[it] resulted in the governor protection control system operating to shut down the steam turbine.”
Page 15: the data on secondary frequency holdings that was included in table 4 should have also been included in Table 3. This is now added in square brackets.
Pages 15 and 18: rounding error in table totals corrected - 1,023 should have read 1,022MW.
Here is a timeline of the events of Friday 9 August 2019.
Media statements relating to the power cut
These are the media statements issued by National Grid ESO in response to the power cuts in Great Britain on 9 August 2019.
Publication of final technical report - 9 September
Ofgem investigation - 20 August
Submission of interim report to Ofgem - 16 August
Power Cut Statement on Frequency - 13 August
Power Cut Statement - 10 August, 7.30pm
Power Cut Statement - 10 August, 8.30am
Power Cut Statement - 9 August, 8pm
Power Cut Statement - 9 August, 6.30pm
Ofgem’s response to the incident
Here you can read Ofgem’s response to the power failure.
Read Ofgem's response
Energy Emergencies Executive Committee response to the incident
The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) has been convened by the Secretary of State for BEIS. E3C is conducting a review of the incident – here is what they have said.
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