CHAPTER 3 - AFTER NATIONALISATION
Publisher SummaryThis chapter elaborates discusses the British Electricity Authority and 14 Area Electricity Boards that were established under the Electricity Act 1947. The Electricity Act, 1957, dissolved the Central Electricity Authority, and established the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and the Electricity Council. Individual Boards (including the CEGB) must consult the Council before settling their capital programs requiring the Minister's approval, and before settling their tariffs for the supply of electricity. In the early part of the 1939–1945 war, the interconnected grid proved to be valuable in enabling supplies of electricity to be maintained or rapidly restored when the normal local sources of supply were cut off by enemy action, and in permitting the strategic siting of war factories, even in localities where sufficient local generation did not exist. In Northern Ireland, the Electricity Supply (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 created a new structure for the Read more...
Publication date: 1980/01/01