Britain's energy system prepares gas shortage 'war game'
Britain is preparing to "war game" a gas supply crisis amid rising fears of an emergency in the energy system this winter.
The National Grid is readying critical stress tests with a specific focus on potential shortages caused by Russia's war on Ukraine. Large industrial gas users are already preparing plans to shut down plants and switch to alternative energy sources in such an emergency.
The simulation will take account of ongoing upheaval in energy markets, which is partly driven by speculation that Vladimir Putin will cut off gas flows. It will assess the impact of shortages that industry figures fear are more realistic this year.
One industry source said …
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