Lights out?

Janusz Bialek

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Major power blackouts across the UK, Italy, Sweden and Denmark in 2003 made it clear that even developed nations cannot take secure electricity supplies for granted. A secure supply relies on three key factors, namely, robust electricity networks, a secure supply of primary energy sources and enough number of power plants. Diverse energy sources are also crucial to security of supply. The UK currently enjoys relatively diverse energy supplies, roughly divided between coal, gas and nuclear. However, it is no secret that nuclear plants are ageing, but lost nuclear capacity can be replaced by renewable energy sources to some extent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Power Engineer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


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