Yorkshire Electricity was the electricity supplier for Yorkshire and some of the surrounding areas.
The company is now owned by RWE along with several other energy companies which operate as Npower.
Use of the Yorkshire Electricity Brand Today?
The Yorkshire Electricity brand is no longer used since Innogy bought the company in 2001. The company now trades as Npower after the merger with other electric supply companies under Innogy.
Yorkshire Electricity Contact Phone Numbers & Email
Call – 0800 073 3000 or 0330 100 3000 (Npower)
Yorkshire Electricity Address
Npower Group Ltd
Windmill Hill Business Park
Website: https://www.npower.com/home/ (Npower)
The History of Yorkshire Electricity
Yorkshire Electricity Board was formed in 1948 as a result of the Electricity Act 1947 which nationalised the electric market to created 15 local electric boards to cover the UK. The company was formed from 42 local authority power companies and eight private companies, who subsequently operated from the headquarters in Leeds.
In 1990, the electric boards across the UK were privatised and the Yorkshire Electric Board became the Yorkshire Electricity Group. In 1993, the Yorkshire Electricity along with the East Midlands Electricity created a retail business under the name Homepower which saw 130 stores open across both the companies’ areas. In 1996, the Homepower stores were sold.
In 1997, American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel Energy) bought Yorkshire Electricity. Four years later in 2001, Innogy plc bought the company and split it into two entities, supply, and distribution. CE Electric UK acquired the distribution arm of the company in exchange for Northern Electric energy supply business.
The Yorkshire Electricity supply entity and Northern Electric merged and were operated by Innogy under the name Npower alongside its Midlands Electricity supply operation who had been trading as Npower since 1998.
In 2002, Innogy was taken over by the German energy company RWE and the business was renamed RWE Npower but still traded under the brand Npower.
Under RWE the business expanded its portfolio to include further power stations and energy services which included heating installation and repair, energy efficiency installations, and district heating.
The company name Innogy was used by the parent company RWE for its renewable energy sector and subsequently, the network and retail energy businesses were moved under this entity as part of its recent restructure in 2016. The energy supply business maintains the Npower brand.
What Happened to Yorkshire Electricity?
Yorkshire Electricity operated from 1990 and was bought out in 1997 but continued to operate as Yorkshire Electricity until it was purchased by Innogy in 2001. Under Innogy, its operations were merged with Northern Electric and Midlands Electricity under the name Npower. Since then the company stopped trading as Yorkshire Electricity.
The former group that owned Yorkshire Electricity, Yorkshire Electricity Group continues to trade as an investment company that has shares in Yorkshire Power Finance Limited and Northern Powergrid.
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