British Energy

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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)
Wabsteid www.british-energy.com


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.