Posted on: 12/10/2022
We have established this page to provide useful information, resources and updates related to the Government’s Electricity Supply Emergency Code (ESEC), which outlines the Rota Load Disconnection process that would be activated in the event of UK power supply shortages.
National Grid’s 2022 Winter Outlook Report outlines the range of scenarios that could occur this winter, which includes the potential for supply shortages. With the possibility of blackout periods, it’s important to be aware of the Electricity Supply Emergency Code (ESEC), which details precautionary measures to be enacted in the ‘unlikely’ event that the UK experiences insufficient gas for power generation.
The government’s ESEC includes a ‘Rota Load Disconnection’ measure, which involves power being disconnected from specific areas for defined periods of time, on a rotating basis across the country.
We have compiled a number of FAQs and important industry contacts to help you plan ahead.
Emergency contact information and resources:
> Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) contact information
> National Grid ESO Winter Outlook Report
> Priority Services Registration
Call 105 for general information on power cuts