ESO says winter power cuts cannot be ruled out

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has said there is a risk it may need to cut power supplies to some customers this winter if gas shortfalls leave generators without fuel. The body explored this eventuality in one of several illustrative scenarios in its Winter Outlook for 2022/23 but stressed it is "cautiously confident" there will be adequate supply margins.

Standard content for Members only

To continue reading this article, please log into your Utility Week Account or subscribe now

Already registered?

Log in

Request a call back