System operator National Grid can use a number of ways to control the supply of electricity if there is a spike in demand:
- It can lower the voltage, which means households may notice lights dimming or flickering
- Industrial customers can also be asked to come off the supply to protect households
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Ming Jiang, 43, was heavily in debt and chased by creditors when he murdered his wealthy friend.