CEGB


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CEGB

abbreviation for
(Commerce) (the former) Central Electricity Generating Board
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Since the demise of the CEGB, we have had endless procrastination, such that our margin of surplus capacity in the grid network has dwindled to such an extent that special measures could be imminent.
The CEGB's power station legacy is now being run down due to age or EU emission regulations for coal-fired power stations.
CEGB maintained a plant margin of 28% but since the privatisation of the ESI in the 1990s the margin has collapsed to low single figures-7% be even less.
Even that will probably not be enough in itself to tackle the entrenched centralisation in the energy debate, but--thanks to the foresight of Margaret Thatcher of all people, who tried and failed to privatise the nuclear industry--we don't any more have to contend with the old Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB).
In the summers of 1981-83, the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) agreed to operate 'accelerated coal delivery schemes'.
The CPS published Privatize Power in 1987 which accused the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) of being inefficient, inflexible and secretive.
Mines could send their coal to nearby power stations relatively easily and, as the NCB and CEGB were owned by the state and had no interest in making life difficult for each other, it was a very convenient marriage.
In the UK the state-owned company in charge of generation (Central Electricity Generating Board -- CEGB) and the twelve area boards in charge of distribution and supply were privatised in 1990.
Correspondingly, the electricity companies in most European countries were closely tied to the government through ownerships or other privileged links: for example in France (Electricite de France, EdF), Italy (ENEL) Spain (ENDESA) and Great Britain (Central Electricity Generating Board, CEGB) either a public national monopoly or a publically controlled company dominated the electricity industry.