Energy regulator Ofgem is consulting on imposing a £2 million revenue penalty on EDF Energy Networks following an independent audit into the company's handling of a power cut in the Dartford area of London last year. The incident affected 94,000 customers, many for more than 24 hours. Background Electricity distribution network owners (“DNOs”) such as EDF Energy Networks have incentives to reduce the number and length of power cuts. The DNOs can earn extra financial rewards or face financial penalties depending on how they perform against their target for the number and

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