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National Grid must provide a full account of what went wrong and why

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Shadow Business and Energy Secretary, commenting on last night’s power cuts, said “Disruption on this scale is unacceptable. National Grid – which in May posted £1.8 billion in profits and increased dividend payouts to shareholders – must urgently provide a full account of what went wrong, and why.

“Integrating large amounts of renewable energy will require planned and coordinated investments in our networks – which is why Labour has committed to taking the grid back into public hands.”