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CEGBCentral Electricity Generating Board (UK)
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In the event of an interruption to coal supplies, the CEGB's intention was to minimise coal-burn by maximising the use of oil firing, as well as of nuclear electricity generation.
The best performer is the publicly-owned French industry and the achievements of the formerly publicly-controlled CEGB in the UK were not particularly bad by international standards.
Before privatization in 1990-91, the totality of the electricity supply chain, with the exception of primary fuel supply, was vertically integrated and held under state ownership through the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB).
Peter was employed at the CEGB in Birmingham and then at Tube Investments and as a lecturer in various colleges culminating as Principal of the Rugby College of Further Education.
In Britain, the regulatory regime was in large measure the counterpart of the fact that existing suppliers were not broken up (except for the CEGB), leaving the utilities dominated by a few large suppliers with substantial market power and, indeed, monopolies over some parts of their industries.
It is interesting to note that in the UK, whilst an attempt was made to introduce IPPs in 1983 (unsuccessful due to the monopoly power exerted by the CEGB), the state owned monopoly the real explosion in investment in generation by new players only came after the industry had been restructured in 1990.
The White Paper, Privatising Electricity (Department of Energy, 1988), accordingly announced that the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) was to be split into three parts: two generating companies and a transmission company.
Arup Associates' two notable contributions - CEGB Bedminster Down and Gateway 2 for Wiggins Teape at Basingstoke - give evidence of the benefits of multi-disciplinary working.
The three privatised companies that took over from the CEGB have cut their combined workforce to 14,489.
Between 1955 and 1972, the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) built eight `Magnox' nuclear power stations, with a total capacity of 4.8 GW.
Fifteen privatised companies and one nationalised corporation, Nuclear Electric, have replaced the 13 nationalised corporations--the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and the 12 Area Electricity Boards.