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Power suppliers to pay $14m fine for UK outage in August

| Updated: January 06, 2020 11:18:52


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Britain’s energy regulator said on Friday it had fined electricity suppliers 10.5 million pounds ($13.77 million) for the Aug. 9 blackout in the country that affected one million customers and caused transport chaos.

The regulator, Ofgem, said there Hornsea One Ltd, RWE and UKPN have agreed to pay the sum for failing to remain connected after the lightning strike that caused the outage and for technical breach of rules, reports Reuters.

The watchdog said it has also identified issues surrounding management of the system by the National Grid Electricity System Operator.

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