National Grid lays out its blackouts plan for power shortages this winter — What you need to know

Detail of a British Style Electricity Pylon and suspended electic cables against a Blue Cloudy Sky
Blackouts potentially could be rolled out across the UK this winter (Image credit: Getty Images)

The National Grid has laid out its strategies for dealing with blackouts this winter as it admits meeting energy demand will be challenging. It has, however, stressed that despite this, widespread power outages remain "unlikely".  

National Grid ESO, the electricity system operator for the UK, published its annual outlooks of electricity and gas supplies on Thursday to help homeowners and businesses prepare for potential energy shortages this winter. 

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Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.