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The Electricity Act 1989 (Nominated Companies) (England and Wales) Order 1990

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1990 No. 224

ELECTRICITY

The Electricity Act 1989 (Nominated Companies) (England and Wales) Order 1990

Made

7th February 1990

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 65(2) and 66(3) of the Electricity Act 1989(1), and of all other enabling powers, after consultation in accordance with those sections, and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Electricity Act 1989 (Nominated Companies) (England and Wales) Order 1990.

2.  In this Order, “the Act” means the Electricity Act 1989.

3.  Each company whose name appears in column 1 of a numbered item in Schedule 1 to this Order and whose registered number appears in column 2 of that item is nominated for the purposes of section 65(1) of the Act in relation to the Area Board whose name appears in column 3 of the item.

4.  (1)  The companies whose names and registered numbers appear in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Order are nominated for the purposes of section 66(1) of the Act.

(2) Of those companies, National Power PLC and PowerGen plc are designated pursuant to section 66(1) of the Act as generating companies and The National Grid Company plc is designated as the transmission company.

5.  The companies whose names and registered numbers appear in Part II of Schedule 2 to this Order are nominated for the purposes of section 66(2) of the Act.

John Wakeham

Secretary of State for Energy

6th February 1990

We consent,

Stephen Dorrell

John Taylor

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

7th February 1990

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1COMPANIES NOMINATED FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 65(1)

Item NumberName of companyRegistered numberName of Area Board
(1)(2)(3)
1.London Electricity plc2366852London Electricity Board
2.SEEBOARD plc2366867South Eastern Electricity Board
3.Southern Electric plc2366879Southern Electricity Board
4.South Western Electricity plc2366894South Western Electricity Board
5.Eastern Electricity plc2366906Eastern Electricity Board
6.East Midlands Electricity plc2366923East Midlands Electricity Board
7.Midlands Electricity plc2366928Midlands Electricity Board
8.South Wales Electricity plc2366985South Wales Electricity Board
9.Manweb plc2366937Merseyside and North Wales Electricity Board
10.Yorkshire Electricity Group plc2366995Yorkshire Electricity Board
11.Northern Electric plc2366942North Eastern Electricity Board
12.NORWEB plc2366949North Western Electricity Board

Articles 4(1) and 5

SCHEDULE 2

PART Icompanies nominated for purposes of section 66(1)

1.  National Power PLC (registered number 2366963).

2.  PowerGen plc (registered number 2366970).

3.  The National Grid Company plc (registered number 2366977).

4.  Nuclear Electric plc (registered number 2264251).

PART IIcompanies nominated for purposes of section 66(2)

1.  Electricity Association Services Limited (registered number 2366837).

2.  National Power PLC (registered number 2366963).

3.  Electra Brands Limited (registered number 2262036).

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Sections 65(1) and 66(5) of the Electricity Act 1989 provide that, on the transfer date (being a day appointed by the Secretary of State by order under section 65(1) of the 1989 Act), all the property, rights and liabilities of the Electricity Boards in England and Wales and the Electricity Council (subject in the case of the Electricity Council to the exceptions specified in section 66(2) and (6) of the 1989 Act) shall become by virtue of the provision in question property, rights and liabilities of successor companies nominated for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

This Order nominates the companies listed in Schedule 1 as successor companies for the purposes of section 65(1) to the Area Boards; the companies listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 as successor companies for the purposes of section 66(1) to the Central Electricity Generating Board; and the companies listed in Part II of Schedule 2 as successor companies for the purposes of section 66(2) to the Electricity Council.

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