Power outages could hit Scottish homes tonight amid an electricity consumption warning

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Scots have been warned that power cuts could impact parts of Scotland amid major strain on the UK’s electricity infrastructure.

A nationwide electricity shortage could occur tonight (November 22) as the National Grid warns households across the UK about their electricity consumption.

It could see thousands of homes plunged into darkness as the country faces a power shortage.

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When are power outages likely to occur?

In a report by The Sun, it says the UK’s power supply could struggle to meet peak hour demand from 7pm.

This means that some homes could experience power cuts and be left without basic appliances and necessities.

Previously, the national grid had planned to pay some households to reduce their energy consumption from 5.30pm today in a bid to test its demand-side flexibility scheme.

With the onset of the winter months and dropping temperatures, many are worried about the prospect of power cuts in the weeks to come.

Regarding the potential outages, the National Grid website said: ‘The advisories are intended to warn that the risk of a system stress event in the UK power grid is higher than under normal circumstances.

However, despite the increased risk of power cuts, energy market experts at Enappsys said the network would use “intertie swapping”, which would allow it to rapidly increase energy supply. .

The National Grid had previously said it was confident its reserves would be sufficient, but despite this energy supplies were low enough to trigger the warning for 7pm tonight.

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