05.11.15 National Grid's underwear in an entanglement situation

There's been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about the UK's low energy reserves and the possibility of blackouts, especially if we have a tough Winter. Well yesterday, despite our unseasonably mild (and not so windy) Autumn, we came within hours of being able to enjoy a cold evening meal by not-so romantic candlelight. Fortunately, in the nick of time more power was produced and big electricity users managed to respond to the National Grid's call to cut consumption. So, given the long-running concern some energy experts have about our low reserves, you have to ask yourself, if we're likely to be so lucky next time.

Source: Utility Week