Will the electricity shortage in west London spread throughout the UK?

Aerial view of electricity pylons and reservoir
New home building has been halted in part of London over electricity shortage fears (Image credit: Getty Images)

An electricity shortage which has led to the suspension of new housing in three London boroughs is an “isolated circumstance”, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA), which says the issue is unlikely to spread across the UK. 

This statement follows a suspension on new housing projects by the Greater London Authority in Hillingdon, Ealing and Hounslow due to the electricity grid running out of capacity to support new homes.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

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.