Central Electricity Generating Board
|State-awned company an regulator|
|Fate||Privatised in the 1990s|
|Heidquarters||Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick|
|Ingland an Wales|
The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) was the cornerstone o the Breetish electricity industry for almost forty years, from 1957 tae privatisation in the 1990s.
Because o its origins in the immediate post-war period, when electricity demand grew rapidly but plant an fuel availability was limited, most o the industry saw its mission as tae provide an adequate an secure electricity supply, or "tae keep the lights on" as they put it, rather than pursuing the cheapest generation route.
It was created in 1957 from the Central Electricity Authority, which had replaced the British Electricity Authority. The Electricity Council was also created at that time, as a policy-making body for the electricity supply industry.