Dept for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS)

National power outage reasonable worst case planning assumptions – steel and metals stakeholder questionnaire

Introduction / background:
The BEIS Steel and Metals team is feeding into a cross-government programme that has been established to increase industry and government preparedness for a national power outage (NPO) event. The aim of the programme is to ensure that the impacts of a nationwide power outage are well understood, and the appropriate steps are taken to ensure we are prepared for such events.

As part of this programme, we are drafting a set of reasonable worst case planning assumptions that outline the impacts the steel and metals sector may experience during an NPO.

To help us arrive at these assumptions, please could you complete the questions on pages 4-6 on behalf of your business / sector.

Please return your responses to: Alice Ellison, (Senior Policy Adviser, Steel & Metals),, tel. 030 0068 6893 / 07768 700 759 by cob on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Please see attached:
• Reasonable worst-case scenario (RWCS) planning assumptions (p. 2-3)
• Questions for stakeholders (p. 4-6)
• FAQs (p. 7-8)

Read more/complete questionnaire: Metals and steel stakeholder questionnaire