Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Central Electricity Authority

From Graces Guide
1956.
The turbine hall of a typical Central Electricity Authority power station

As a result of the Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Act 1954, the British Electricity Authority was replaced on 1 April 1955 by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for England and Wales.

At the same time, the organisation of the electricity supply industry in England and Wales was subjected to a review.

The Act transferred to the Secretary of State for Scotland all matters in relation to electricity supplies in Scotland and the establishment of the South of Scotland Electricity Board to cover those parts of Scotland not covered by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.

From 1st April 1955 England and Wales continued with its 12 Area Boards.

1957 As a result of a review by government, the 1957 Electricity Act was implemented which provided for two new statutory bodies, the Electricity Council and the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB), to replace the CEA.

1958 The CEA was dissolved on 1st January 1958.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The Times, Aug 09, 1955
  • History of the Electricity Council [1]