January 3, 2020 / 7:52 AM / 22 days ago

UK to implement action plan to prevent future power outages

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Friday it will implement an action plan to help prevent future power disruptions after an outage in August last year that affected more than 1 million customers.

A government-backed report was commissioned into the outage and has recommended 10 actions to reduce the likelihood of a similar event happening again.

These include assessing the need for improvements to the governance, monitoring and enforcement processes for large and smaller generators; and reviewing the pros and cons of the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) holding additional back-up generation.

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom confirmed that the action plan would be implemented in full.

Reporting by Nina Chestney; Editing by Alex Richardson

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