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‘Significant risk’ of winter gas shortage threatens UK power supply, says Ofgem

Electricity-producing firms ask regulator to change rules that could penalise them if gas supplies run out

The UK’s energy regulator, Ofgem, has warned there is a “significant risk” of gas shortages this winter, which could also hit electricity supplies.

Ofgem’s head of wholesale market management, Grendon Thompson, said a gas supply emergency could impose “load shedding” on the largest consumers, forcing gas-fired power stations to close.

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