Grid shut-downs are envisaged as the last possible measure. They are intended to prevent a comprehensive grid collapse and thus a blackout. For this purpose, individual sub-grid areas in the electricity grid are switched off in turn. OSTRAL is responsible for implementing this measure.
Consumer groups with vital services, such as energy and water supply, emergency services or basic medical care, can be exempted from grid disconnections if this is technically possible, but this is likely to be the case only in isolated cases. The consequences for the economy and the population would be serious, with severe restrictions. Therefore, everything possible is being done to prevent grid disconnections.