The power cut is believed to have been caused by two power supply plants that failed at around 4pm, the BBC said.
One was a traditional gas and steam fired power station in Cambridgeshire, the other a huge wind turbine farm in the North Sea.
Capacity problems at Britain’s largest single power station in Yorkshire may have been an additional factor, it is understood.
One reading could be……wind farm closes down immediately as wind speed is too high. Gas plant on idle can’t spin up for some reason. Drax is low capacity because it’s burning wood chips, not coal.
Of course, it’s far too early to be able to say that is exactly and precisely true but I’m willing to assert it with some confidence.