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Ørsted and RWE pay GBP 4.5 million for role in UK blackout

The Danish utility and its German counterpart, RWE, pay compensation for the UK's blackout in August.

Photo: Ørsted / PR

In August last year, the UK's grid collapsed, leaving much of the country without electricity.

The catalyst for the blackout was a lightning strike, but other factors also contributed to the power outage, which was described as the worst of its kind in the kingdom in at least one decade. Altogether, more than 1 million UK residents were impacted by the event.

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