Ofgem may fine EDF £2m for Dartford power cut

Energy regulator Ofgem is consulting on imposing a £2m revenue penalty on distribution company EDF Energy Networks, following an independent audit into the company’s handling of a power cut in the Dartford area of London last year.

A fire at EDF Energy Network’s Dartford Creek Cable Bridge on 20 July 2009 caused a major supply failure on its network, which resulted in major supply interruptions to 94,000 customers in the surrounding area over several days.