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Northern Powergrid Holdings Company
(formally CE Electric UK Funding Company
) is an electrical distribution company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. Historically a part of Northumberland, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne...
in England. It is the owner of Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited
(formally Northern Electric Distribution Limited
)) and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc
(formally Yorkshire Electricity Distribution plc
)) which are the Distribution Network Operator
Distribution network operators are companies licensed to distribute electricity in Great Britain by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets....
s for the North East England and Yorkshire regions.
The company was created after the takeover of Northern Electric
Northern Electric was an electricity supply and distribution company serving north east England.-History:It had its origins as the North Eastern Electricity Board, formed as part of the nationalisation of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947....
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company is a holding company controlled by Berkshire Hathaway.Gregory E Abel serves as president, chairman and CEO.-Investments:MidAmerican holds the following companies:*MidAmerican Energy Company*PacifiCorp*CE Electric UK...
in 1996. The company disposed of the supply business of Northern Electric to Innogy in 2001 in exchange for the distribution business of Yorkshire Electricity
Yorkshire Electricity was an electricity distribution utility in the UK serving much of Yorkshire and parts of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.-History:...
Northern Powergrid is the electricity distribution business for North East England, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The company is responsible for delivering power to the 3.8 million electricity domestic and business customers in this area.
Northern Powergrid’s network consists of more than 65,000 substations, 29,000 kilometres of overhead line and 62,000 kilometres of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 square kilometres.
Ownership and structure
Northern Powergrid is a wholly owned subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.
On 1 November 2011 Northern Powergrid was rebranded from CE Electric UK. The new name is intended to give a better customer representation of the business, its location and operations.