Vulnerable substations serving millions still at risk from flooding

An article in the Independent online highlights the significant threat UK power supplies face from flooding, with comment from Professor Jim Hall.

The National Grid has revealed that seven of the country’s biggest electricity substations could be affected by flooding, putting up to 1.1 million households at risk of losing power.

Jim Hall, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at the University of Oxford, said: “The 2007 floods were a wake-up call in terms of vulnerability and some very significant steps have been taken since then.

“But we are not there yet and in a changing climate we need to make sure that we are able to deal with past hazards and the increasing risks we face in the future.”

Read the full article in The Independent online

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