At 4:52pm on Friday 9th August a lightning strike hit a transmission circuit at 4.5km from the Wymondley substation. It was a pretty normal day in the UK transmission system but that single bolt of lightening caused significant disruption. Trains were stopped for hours and the country took a significant time to recover. Continue reading What happens when the lights go out?
I was absolutely fascinated to learn that the world’s first coal power station at the Holborn viaduct was sited where it was because at the time only the gas companies were allowed to dig in the road! The Holborn viaduct … Continue reading Are subterranean battles holding back sustainable cities?