Britons are hoping the grid will hold steady this winter after a report on the country’s biggest outage in a decade was put on hold. The government investigation into the cause of an Aug. 9 blackout that affected around a million British customers is on ice pending the outcome of national elections on Dec. 12, with insiders saying it likely won’t get published until next year. A spokesperson confirmed that U.K. electricity system operator National Grid ESO had not made any changes to its operating procedures following the outage. “This has happened only three times in 30 years, and Great Britain has, statistically, one of the most reliable energy networks not only in Europe, but anywhere in the world,” said Ben Davis, external affairs manager.
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