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British Energy
Industrie Electricity generation
Fate Acquired by Électricité de France, delisted 3 February 2009
Successor EDF Energy
Foondit 1995
Defunct 2009, continued as subsidiary until 30 June 2011
Heidquarters London, UK
Products electrical power
Revenue £2,999m (2007)
£794m (2007)
£465m (2007)

British Energy was the UK's largest electricity generation company bi volume, before bein taken over bi Électricité de France (EDF) in 2009. British Energy operated eight former UK state-owned nuclear pouer stations an one coal-fired pouer station.

From 1 July 2010 the rebranding o British Energy locations an communications tae EDF Energy commenced as part o its incorporation in tae the parent group, following around 17 months o dual branding. This was concluded with the renaming o the operating company from British Energy Generation Limited to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited on 1 July 2011.

Structure[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2009, the British Energy subsidiary group was structured as follows:

  • British Energy Group plc: holding company, a wholly owned subsidiary o EDF S.A.
    • British Energy Generation Ltd: dominant subsidiary; owned an ran the large pouer stations, was licensed to operate nuclear pouer stations.
    • District Energy Ltd: owned four modern 10 MWe naitural gas fuelled pouer plants.
    • British Energy Renewables Ltd: participated in a small number o renewable pouer projects.
    • Lewis Wind Power Ltd: joint venture with AMEC tae develop a proposed wind farm on the island o Lewis.