HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c75W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the companies supplying electricity to domestic consumers, indicating the nationality of the individuals and organisations holding a controlling interest. [128299]

Mr. Timms

The largest domestic electricity supply companies are Powergen, Innogy, Centrica, EDF Energy, Scottish Power, Scottish and Southern Energy.

Centrica, Scottish Power and Scottish and Southern Energy are British owned. EDF Energy is owned by Electricite de France; Powergen is owned by German utility; EON and Innogy is also owned by a German company, RWE.

There are also many smaller independent companies providing electricity to consumers.

Further details of all the companies licensed to supply domestic electricity in the UK can be found on the Ofgem website: www.ofgem.gov.uk