London Electricity was created after the privatisation of the UK electric boards in 1990. It was subsequently purchased by EDF to enter the UK energy market and EDF Energy was established.
Use of the London Electricity Brand Today?
The London Electricity brand is no longer used after it was purchased by EDF in 1998 and it started operating as EDF Energy in 2002.
London Electricity Contact Phone Numbers & Email
Call – 0800 096 9000 (EDF)
London Electricity Address
Website: https://www.edfenergy.com/ (EDF)
The History of London Electricity
London Electricity was created as a public limited company after the privatisation of the UK electric boards in 1990. London Electricity took ownership of the former London Electricity Board that was responsible for electricity generation and the maintenance of the electrical infrastructure in London.
The London Electricity Board was originally formed as part of the nationalisation of the UK electric market in 1948 as a result of the Electricity Act 1947. This saw 30 London local authority electric businesses merge into one entity to cover London and parts of Essex, Kent, Middlesex, and Surrey.
As a public limited company, London Electric was able to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 1996, London Electricity was bought by an American company called Entergy. Subsequently in 1998 in was purchased by Electricite de France (EDF), which is wholly owned by the French state.
The EDF Energy brand was formed in the UK in 2002 after EDF purchased SEEBOARD (South Eastern Electricity Board) and SWEB Energy (South Western Electricity Board) and merged them with London Electricity under one brand and all their activities were combined. EDF Energy also purchased three UK power stations to further increase their UK capabilities.
In 2009, EDF became one of the UK’s largest energy generators when they bought British Energy who was a UK nuclear power generator. Then in 2010, EDF sold their electricity distribution activities to the Cheung Kong Group which they subsequently rebranded the business as UK Power Networks.
EDF continues to build its energy generation capacity in the UK and has a range of power stations including fossil fuels and nuclear, as well as renewable energy generation capacity in multiple wind farms.
EDF is committed to growing both its nuclear and wind capabilities in the UK, including the controversial Hinkley Point C nuclear power station that is planned to start operation in 2025.
What Happened to London Electricity?
London Electricity was formed from the privatisation of the London Electricity Board in 1990 and ceased operating under its name in 2002 when EDF Energy was launched in the UK as the name for the three electricity suppliers it purchased.
For more see: EDF Energy Reviews & Tariffs