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Power Failures

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 125258, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the location and frequency of power cuts in England; and whether that information is used to inform investment priorities in power infrastructure.

Answered on

28 February 2022

Distribution Network Operators are obligated under their license conditions to plan and develop their distribution systems to meet a minimum reliability standard, incentivising investment in resilience measures.

Ofgem monitors performance to ensure operators meet their obligations and can take enforcement action against those who fail to meet them.