Poll results: is your business preparing for energy blackouts this winter?

With energy regulator Ofgem warning that the UK could face blackouts over the winter, The Engineer’s weekly poll asked whether your business is preparing for this possibility?

The Poll took place between Oct 4 - Oct 11 and received 133 votes -

In a letter originally reported in The Times, and since widely reported by other outlets, the regulator warned that Russia’s war in Ukraine is leading to the possibility of a “gas supply emergency” that could potentially lead to supplies being cut to the gas fired power stations that supply around 40 per cent of the UK’s electricity.

In last week’s poll we asked a simple question: Is your business preparing for this eventuality? Yes or No? 

As always, please do expand on your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page. If industry does face blackouts this winter, what impact could they have on your business? If your business is preparing for this scenario, what measures is it taking? And if you're not doing anything, is it because you're confident that electricity supplies will be unaffected, or that you're not sure what actions you could be taking. Join the debate below.