March 18, 2020 / 3:47 PM / in 16 days

UK's National Grid says it can keep the lights on during coronavirus crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s National Grid has plans in place to keep the lights on throughout the coronavirus outbreak as more people than usual remain at home, it said on Wednesday.

“We have well-developed procedures in place to manage the effects of a pandemic and have analysed anticipated effects on electricity supply and demand of mass self-isolation of the UK’s workforce,” the grid operator said.

Reporting by Nina Chestney; Editing by David Goodman

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