Winter power blackouts ‘extremely unlikely’ but UK must ‘plan for every scenario’, says minister

Winter power blackouts 'extremely unlikely' but UK must 'plan for every scenario', says minister

Power blackouts this winter are “extremely unlikely” this winter, Cabinet Office Minister Nadhim Zahawi has told Sky News.

And while ruling out a specific campaign to encourage energy saving, he pointed to existing advice for households on the official government website.

His comments come amid concerns of power cuts with the squeeze on energy supplies following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Pressed on the possibility of planned blackouts, Mr Zahawi said: “It’s extremely unlikely.”

But he added: “It’s only right we plan for every scenario.”