UK: The United Kingdom is all set to face the toughest winters this year. The freezing winds this time will be accompanied by the gas crisis that ultimately implies the organised blackouts in industries. Not just the industries but even the households will be facing shortages and gas cut-offs during these winters.
In the worst-case scenario, the country might undergo a shortage of electricity production in the forthcoming times. The current rate of production is said to be just one-sixth of the peak demand for electricity. Despite having the emergency coal plants fired up, the struggles to meet the electricity demands may still be prevalent throughout the country.
Considering such factors, the below-average temperatures and reduced electricity imports from Norway and France could expose four days in January when the UK may need stern enforcement of crisis measures to conserve gas resources. Such circumstances are “no way near something we expect to happen,” the government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spoke in a statement.
The gas cut-offs from Russia have also been a contributing factor to this energy crisis. Previously, various energy conservation measures have been imposed across European countries to avoid blackouts during winters. The countries like Germany had to turn off lights at the monuments alongside cutting off heat and hot water in public and leisure complexes.
Adding fuel to the fire is the rough phase of inflation in the country, which will get worse with a further surge in electricity bills. The successor of Boris Johnson, be it Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak, will definitely go through a lot at the beginning of their tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.