POLICY PLATFORM: Privatisation of UK electricity supply industry at haste has resulted in repentance at leisure

Scientific Alliance

The issue of security of energy supply has recently become a matter of public debate with concern being expressed about the possibility of there being insufficient generating plant to meet peak demands.

The Standard of Security of the Transmission System transferred seamlessly from the public sector on privatisation. However, the transfer of the Standard of Security of Supply, which matters to users, was not quite so clear-cut.

To read the full article by COLIN GIBSON, Power Network Director, National Grid Group, 1993-1997, on the Scottish Energy News POLICY PLATFORM PAGE click/copy this quick-link: –





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