British Energy delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 3 February 2009 and is now part of EDF Energy. The combination of EDF Energy and British Energy forms one of the UK’s largest energy companies. The combined business is the UK’s biggest producer of electricity and together provides power to a quarter of the country’s population. With a current installed capacity of around 16.5GW, it supplies gas and electricity to over 5.5 million business and residential customers from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, as well as combined heat and power plants and wind farms.
Our mission is to bring sustainable energy solutions home to everyone.
Achieving our mission means delivering a safe, socially responsible and competitive service that exceeds the expectations of our customers, our people, our shareholder and the communities in which we operate.
At the heart of our brand lie our values. They drive our operating principles and our ambitions, and they are fundamental to the way we work. These values, which we share with the other members of the EDF family, are:
- respect for individuals
- respect for the environment
- excellent performance
- social responsibility
Our operating principles
We have established a set of operating principles that govern the way we manage our business as we work towards achieving our mission. Transforming our principles into action means:
- delivering essential services and being commercial
- serving our customers, our people and our shareholder
- being profitable and investing for the long-term
- investing in assets and in their environment
These principles underpin our ambitions and shape our relationships with our key stakeholders – our customers, our people, our shareholder and the communities in which we operate.
British Energy Group plc is now a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF S.A.
British Energy Generation Ltd owns and runs our nuclear power stations and supplies businesses with electricity.
District Energy Ltd owns four modern 10 megawatt power plants. These power plants help to meet peaks of demand and also provide vital back-up supply. Fuelled by natural gas, an advanced combustion system ensures ultra low emissions to the atmosphere. Special attention is paid to the appearance and noise levels of these plants to ensure their impact on the local environment is kept to a minimum.
British Energy Renewables Ltd has interests in a small number of renewable projects.
Lewis Wind Power Ltd is a 50/50 joint venture between British Energy and AMEC, an international project management and services company.