PowerGrid

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PowerGrid
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Organisation
Type Crown monopoly
Owner(s) Government of New Ingerland
Employees 575
Predecessor(s) Electricity Commission
Founded 1 January 1994
Key people Maria Miller (Chairman)
Saul Craig (Chief executive)
Products and services
Industry Energy
Services Electricity distribution
Finances
Revenue Increase £45 million

PowerGrid is a government entity responsible for high voltage electric power transmission in New Ingerland. The company owns and operates New Ingerland's high voltage electricity transmission network, and facilitates the smooth operation of the national electricity market through the transmission of electricity from the generators to the distributors and retailers.

PowerGrid was established in 1994 as part of the break-up of the Electricity Commission. The company is a corporate crown monopoly, with a chairman and board of directors appointed by ministerial shareholders of the Minister of State for Finance and the Minister of State for Energy and Water Resources.

History

Network

The PowerGrid network consists of 1,290 miles (2,080 kilometres) of chiefly 400 kV and 275 kV lines.

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