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UK Grid Works Out How to Restart With Renewables After Blackout

The UK’s National Grid Plc has learned how to get the British network up and running after a blackout by using green power. 

The process, known as a black start, is a precautionary measure in the highly unlikely event that the whole grid shuts down. While it’s never been needed, a trial in Scotland with a hydro generator and wind turbines proved that it can be done without using gas or coal plants, National Grid ESO said in a statement.