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Issue 3512

Policy

Nick Palmer Senior Writer

Hornsea and Little Barford shutdown “associated with lightning strike” National Grid ESO has said in its Incident Report that there was a lightning strike shortly before the 9 August power cut took place. The report, published by Ofgem on Tuesday 20 August, said: “two almost simultaneous unexpected power losses at Hornsea and Little Barford occurred independently of one another – but each associated with the lightning strike.” The protection systems on the transmission system were found to have ...

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