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Energy Networks Association responds to latest solar storm forecast

10 May 2024

 

A rare solar storm is forecast on 10-11 May 2024. The current forecast level from the UK Met Office indicates that a significant impact on the UK power grid is unlikely.

A spokesperson for Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK's electricity networks, said:

"The energy industry plans for a range of events far and wide - including into space. We're monitoring the space weather forecast carefully."

Press contacts for journalists

Philip Baker

Media Relations Manager

press@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org

 

Notes to editor

The Met Office provide space weather notifications on their website.

About Energy Networks Association

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.

ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.

Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.

What are energy network operators?

Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 40,000 people in Great Britain.

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