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Energy supply


The supply of electricity in the UK has three main components:

  1. The generation by power stations Electricity transmission via a grid.
  2. Distribution via regional networksSince privatisation in 1991 the Transmission Network Owners (TNOs) are The National Grid in England and Scottish Power in Scotland.
  3. The distribution operators include: EDF Energy, CE Electrics, Central Networks and United Utilities

The energy regulator is OFGEM.