Fonds EE - Eastern Electricity

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EE

Title

Eastern Electricity

Date(s)

  • 1900-1990 (Creation)

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Fonds

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7 series

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(1948-1989)

Administrative history

Eastern Electricity began life as the Eastern Electricity Board (EEB), one of twelve area electricity boards (AEB) formed in 1948 as part of the nationalization of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947. The AEBs were responsible for the distribution and supply of electricity to consumers in their areas, with the generation and transmission of electricity being managed by the British Electricity Authority (subsequently the Central Electricity Authority 1954-57, then the Central Electricity Generating Board, 1957-2001).
With the return of privatization in the 1990s, the assets of the EEB passed to Eastern Electricity plc, one of the Regional Electricity Companies formed by the Electricity Act 1989. After its privatization and flotation later that year, the company was subsequently known as Eastern Group, passing through a number of owners.

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(1902-1948)

Administrative history

In 1902, the Electricity Committee of Norwich Corporation took over the business of Norwich Electricity Co. Ltd. In 1926, a new power station was opened at Thorpe. The existing station at Duke Street had reached full capacity in 1922. The Thorpe station was enlarged in 1926 and during the 1930s. In 1934, the Central Electricity Board took responsibility for directing operation of the station and paying the running expenses. The Council then had the right to buy from the board all the current needed for the distribution system. In 1948, the running of the generating station passed to the British Electricity Authority, and the remainder of the undertaking passed to the Eastern Electricity Board. The Electricity Committee met for the last time in November 1948.

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(1989-)

Administrative history

Began life as the Eastern Electricity Board (EEB), one of twelve area electricity boards (AEB) formed in 1948 as part of the nationalization of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947. The AEBs were responsible for the distribution and supply of electricity to consumers in their areas, with the generation and transmission of electricity being managed by the British Electricity Authority (subsequently the Central Electricity Authority 1954-57, then the Central Electricity Generating Board, 1957-2001).
With the return of privatization in the 1990s, the assets of the EEB passed to Eastern Electricity plc, one of the Regional Electricity Companies formed by the Electricity Act 1989. After its privatization and flotation later that year, the company was subsequently known as Eastern Group, passing through a number of owners.

Archival history

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office between 9 June 1976 and 13 August 2009.

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EE 1 Thorpe Power Station
EE 2 Duke Street Generating Station
EE 3 Miscellaneous material
EE 4 Further Miscellaneous material
EE 5 Norwich Corporation Electricity Undertaking
EE 6 Great Yarmouth Electricity Undertaking
EE 7 South Denes Power Station, Great Yarmouth

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526cff4f-5e76-459d-bb24-50e4215bf9f6

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Catalogued

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Created 31/07/2002 by Droip. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.

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