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Black Start

Black Start is the procedure to recover from a total or partial shutdown of the transmission system which has caused an extensive loss of supplies. This entails isolated power stations being started individually and gradually being reconnected to each other in order to form an interconnected system again.

In accordance with Special Condition 4G of National Grid's Electricity Licence we have published the methodologies Black Start Strategy and Black Start Procurement Methodology for 2017/18.