British Energy

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British Energy
IndustrieElectricity generation
FateAcquired by Électricité de France, delisted 3 February 2009
SuccessorEDF Energy
Defunct2009, continued as subsidiary until 30 June 2011
HeidquartersLondon, UK
Productselectrical power
Revenue£2,999m (2007)
£794m (2007)
£465m (2007)

British Energy was the UK's mucklest 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 month 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 muckle 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.