Eggborough and Fiddler’s Ferry will be ready to start up if needed, as part of plans to minimise electricity blackout risk

Two coal power plants will be paid a combined £77m to be on standby this winter as part of National Grid’s plan to minimise the risk of electricity blackouts.

The size of the UK’s capacity margin – the buffer zone between available power supply and predicted peak demand – will be revealed on Friday when National Grid publishes its winter outlook.

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Source: Guardian Environment