Energy Emergency: Britain Planning for Days of Winter Blackouts

Households throughout the UK are reportedly facing the prospect of days of blackouts in the winter months under an emergency rationing scheme.

In preparation for potential gas shortages during the winter months, in which imports from countries such as Norway and France are in jeopardy, the British government has allegedly laid out plans for a four-day blackout under a “reasonable worst-case scenario”.

According to a report from Bloomberg, government officials fear that the country could face a shortage of around a 17 per cent of typical demand even if emergency measures to re-open closed coal fire plants are put in place.

Therefore a plan has been put in place to cut power to households over a four-day period in January during peak demand for gas heating.

A spokesman for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy cautioned that the plan is “not something we expect to happen.”- READ MORE