National Power was an electricity generation company that was formed after the privatisation of the UK electric boards.
The brand is no longer used as the company name after several ownership changes and it now operates as Npower.
Use of the National Power Brand Today?
The National Power brand is no longer used in the UK for the electric generation or supply business and it is now called Npower.
There are other companies called National Power that operate across the globe but none of which are linked to the UK energy company.
National Power Contact Phone Numbers & Email
Call – 0800 073 3000 or 0330 100 3000 (Npower)
National Power Address
Npower Group Ltd
Windmill Hill Business Park
Website: https://www.npower.com/home/ (Npower)
The History of National Power
National Power was formed in 1990 after the privatisation of the UK electricity market. There were 15 local electric boards in 1990 that were formed as part of the nationalisation of the electric market in 1948 after Electricity Act 1947.
The Central Electricity Generating Board was one of the 15 boards and it had the responsibility for generating electricity and in 1990 it was split into four companies.
Three companies took over the electricity generation operations, these were Powergen which the UK government initially retained ownership of, National Power, and Nuclear Electric. The fourth company had the transmission operations transferred to it and that was named National Grid.
National Power solely operated as an electricity generation company until 1998 when it purchased Midlands Electricity who supplied electricity. Midlands Electricity was also one of the former 15 local electricity boards. At this point, National Power started trading as Npower for its UK energy supply business.
In 2000, National Power split into two companies. The first company called Innogy was allocated all UK based operations, and a second company called International Power took the international operations. Innogy subsequently purchased Yorkshire Electricity and Northern Electric energy supply businesses to increase its UK coverage.
International Power was later bought by GDF Suez and Innogy was purchased by RWE in 2002. The UK energy supply business continued to trade as Npower under RWE.
The Innogy business name was then used to head up RWE’s renewable energy generation sector international whilst the energy supply business operated as a separate business unit. During a recent restructure of RWE, Innogy once again has the UK retail energy market as part of its business portfolio alongside the renewable energy generation and energy distribution.
What Happened to National Power?
National Power was formed as part of the privatisation of the UK electric boards but has evolved several times and is now part of RWE Npower, but the name National Power has not been used since 1998 when it purchased Midlands Electricity.
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