Timeline of the UK electricity supply industry

Significant eventsEdit

The following is a list of significant events in the history of the electricity sector in the United Kingdom.

Year Event
1879 The Liverpool (Corporation) Electric Lighting Act 1879 (42 & 43 Vict. c.ccxiii) was the first electric lighting act to be enacted in the UK, it gave the Liverpool Corporation powers to light streets by electricity.
1882 The Electric Lighting Act 1882 (repealed 1989) allowed the setting up of supply systems by persons, companies or local authorities. Local authorities had the right to take over the assets of companies in their area after 21 years which discouraged enterprise.[1]
The Edison Electric Light Station opened as the world's first coal power station at 57 Holborn Viaduct London producing 110 volt DC and was used for street lighting. It ran at a loss and closed in 1886.[2]
1888 The Electric Lighting Act 1888 (repealed 1989) amended the 1882 Act making the setting up of a supply company easier and extended the reversion to local authority period to 42 years, with optional 10-year extensions.[1]
1890 The Belfast Electric Lighting Order 1890, confirmed by the Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act 1890  gave the County Borough of Belfast the authority to generate and sell electricity throughout the city.
The Electric Lighting (Scotland) Act 1890
1891 London Electric Supply Corporation (LESCo) opened Deptford Power Station, UK's first (single-phase) AC power system, designed by Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti.
1894 Electricity first supplied to Londonderry under the provisions of the Londonderry Electric Lighting Order 1891 confirmed by the Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act 1891. Further powers were given by the Londonderry Corporation Act 1918.
1899 The Electric Lighting (Clauses) Act 1899 (repealed 1989) introduced common principles for provisional orders; prohibited the amalgamation of undertakings and the supply of electricity outside a prescribed area.[1]
1901 Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company (NESCo) opened Neptune Bank Power Station, the first in the UK to supply three-phase electric power.
1902 The Electric Lighting (Scotland) Act 1902
1904 The London Electric Lighting Areas Act 1904 amended the service areas of utilities
1905 Start-up of Lots Road Power Station to supply London's underground electric railways.[3]
1906 Start-up of Greenwich power station (four 3,500 kW units) by the London County Council to power London's tramway system.[3]
1908 The London Electric Supply Act 1908 transferred the purchasing powers of local authorities to the London County Council.
1909 The Electric Lighting Act 1909 (repealed 1989). Regulated planning consent for building power stations.
1910 The London Electric Supply Act 1910 constituted the London County Council purchasing authority for utilities for which the 1908 Act did not apply.
1919 Williamson Report and Birchenough Report leads to the Electricity (Supply) Act 1919[4] (repealed 1989). Established Electricity Commission[5] and appointed Electricity Commissioners to provide central coordination, regional organisation and to centralise generation in large power stations owned by joint electricity authorities.[1]
Ministerial oversight of the electricity industry transferred from the Board of Trade to the newly established Ministry of Transport.
1922 The Electricity (Supply) Act 1922 (repealed 1989) granted financial powers to joint electricity authorities, four were established in the following years.[1]
1924 The UK's first hyperbolic reinforced concrete cooling tower constructed by L.G. Mouchel & Partners at Lister Drive power station in Liverpool.
1925 The London Electricity (No. 1) Act 1925 allowed the amalgamation of four electricity undertakings in south and east London.[3]
The London Electricity (No. 2) Act 1925 allowed the amalgamation of ten electricity undertakings mainly in south and west London, and the formation of the London Power Company[3] to centralise the generation of electricity in a small number of large power stations, e.g. Willesden, Bow, Deptford and Battersea.
1926 Weir Report leads to the Electricity (Supply) Act 1926 (repealed 1989), which created the Central Electricity Board and the National Grid operating at 132 kV (50 Hz).
1927 The London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority Act 1927 conferred additional powers on the joint electricity authority.
1928 The Electricity (Supply) Act 1928 made minor amendments to the 1919 Act
1931 The Electricity (Supply) Act (Northern Ireland) 1931. Created a state-appointed Electricity Board for Northern Ireland.
1932 Construction of the 132 kV crossing over the River Thames between Dagenham and Woolwich. The 487 ft (148 m) towers were then the tallest in the UK, the span was 3060 ft (933 m).[6]
The Railway Standardisation of Electrification Order allowed only 1,500 V DC system for overhead current collection and 750 V DC for conductor rail.[6]
1933 The 132 kV National Grid started operating as an interconnected set of regional grids.
Commissioning of Battersea A power station by the London Power Company.[3]
The Electricity (Supply) Act 1933 made minor amendments to the 1919 and 1922 Acts
1935 The Electricity (Supply) Act 1935 regularised grid tariffs for marginal power stations, allowed the CEB to supply electricity to railways directly.[3]
1936 The Electricity Supply (Meters) Act 1936 (repealed 1989) permitted the appointment of inspectors to ‘officially certify as appropriate for the measurement of supplies of electricity’ the electricity meters installed in consumers' premises.[7]
1938 The 132 kV National Grid became integrated.
1939 The Fuel and Lighting Order 1939 required consumers to reduce their use of electricity and gas to 75 per cent of peacetime levels[8]
1940 The Special Enactments (Extension of Time) Act 1940 suspended the right of local authorities to acquire company electricity undertakings which may have harmed development and led to fragmentation[9]
1941 Ministerial oversight of the electricity industry transferred from the newly established Ministry of War Transport back to the Board of Trade.
1942 Establishment of the Ministry of Fuel and Power to provide strategic oversight of the coal, gas, electricity and oil industries.[3]
1943 The Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Act 1943 (repealed 1989) the act nationalised the development of Highland water resources and established the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board to design, construct and manage hydro-electricity projects in the Highlands of Scotland.
1947 The Electricity Act 1947 (repealed 1989) merged 625 electricity companies to be vested in twelve area electricity boards whilst the generation and 132 kV National Grid were vested with the British Electricity Authority.
The Control of Turbo-alternators (No.1) Order 1947 standardised steam-driven sets to two sizes: 30 MW and 60 MW. The order was revoked in 1950.[10]
1948 The Electricity (Supply) Act (Northern Ireland) 1948 established the Northern Ireland Joint Electricity Committee and transferred the electricity 'property, rights and assets' from the Ministry of Commerce to the Electricity Board for Northern Ireland.
1949 The UK's first large scale use of the ‘unit boiler’ with reheat at Dunston B power station, with a boiler dedicated to a turbo-alternator set.[3]
1952 The ±100 kV DC submarine cable link between UK and France was commissioned, designed to transfer 160 MW in either direction between Dungeness and Boulogne (30 miles). It was decommissioned in 1982.[3]
The North Wales Hydro-Electric Power Act 1925 extended the catchment area of the Dolgarrog and Meantwrog stations and allowed a 10 MW extension to Dolgarrog station.[3]
The Electricity Supply (Meters) Act 1952 extended the transitional period of the Electricity Supply (Meters) Act 1936 to 30 June 1958
1953 The first section of the 275 kV grid commissioned, a 41-mile single circuit between Staythorpe and West Melton.[3]
1954 The Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Act 1954 (repealed 1989) transfers control of electricity supplies in Scotland to the Secretary of State for Scotland.[1]
The Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 established the Atomic Energy Authority (as a nationalised industry) to provide oversight of the field of atomic energy in the UK.
1955 On 1 April the British Electricity Authority becomes the Central Electricity Authority. The Scottish area boards are merged into South of Scotland Electricity Board and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.
1956 Commissioning of the UK's first 100 MW turbo-alternator at Castle Donington power station, which eventually had six 100 MW units.[3]
The Herbert Committee (appointed in 1954) reported on the organisation and efficiency of electricity supply in the UK. The committee was critical of the dual role of generating power and supervising the industry, this led to the Electricity Act 1957.
1957 The Electricity Act 1957 (repealed 1989) dissolved the Central Electricity Authority and replaced it by the Central Electricity Generating Board and the Electricity Council.
Commissioning of the UK's first cyclone-fired boiler at Barking C power station built by Babcock and Wilcox delivering 540,000 lb/hr of steam.[3]
1958 The new chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board Christopher Hinton, Baron Hinton of Bankside begins the procurement of the new 2,000 MW power stations and 400kV grid system known as the Hinton Heavies.
1959 The Electricity (Borrowing Powers) Act 1959 limited the borrowing powers of the Electricity Council, the CEGB and the area boards to £1,800 million.
The first 275 kV cables commissioned connecting a generator transformer at Drakelow B power station to the National Grid.[3]
Commissioning of the UK's first 200 MW turbo-alternator at High Marnham power station with advanced steam conditions of 2,350 psi at 1,050 °F. High Marnham was Europe's first 1,000 MW power station.[3]
1960 Proposed 2,000 MW (potentially 4,000 MW) power station at Holme Pierrepoint. Rejected by the planning inspector on amenity grounds.
1961 The Electricity (Amendment) Act 1961 (repealed 1989) enabled the Central Electricity Generating Board to manufacture radioisotopes in association with its nuclear reactors – previously the Electricity Act 1957 had barred the Central Electricity Generating Board from carrying out functions other than the production of electricity.[11]
1962 Commissioning of the UK's first commercial nuclear (Magnox) power stations, the 275 MW Berkeley power station in Gloucestershire in June, and the 300 MW Bradwell station in Essex in July.[3]
Commissioning of the UK's first 275 MW turbo-alternator at Blyth B power station.[3]
1963 The Electricity and Gas Act 1963 (repealed 1989) — Increased the borrowing powers of the Electricity Council, Electricity Boards, the Gas Council and Area Gas Boards.[12]
1965 Introduction of the first phase of the 400 kV Supergrid from West Burton power stations, Nottinghamshire to Sundon in Bedfordshire. The line was 150 miles long and had a capacity of 1,800 MVA.[3]
Three cooling towers at Ferrybridge C power station collapse. The design had underestimated wind-loading, the CEGB instigated a programme of cooling tower reinforcement.[3]
Commissioning of the UK's first 350 MW turbo-alternator at Drakelow C and Blyth B power stations, only two units at each station were this size.[3]
1966 Commissioning of the 580 MW Sizewell A nuclear power station in Suffolk.[3]
Commissioning of the UK's first 500 MW turbo-alternator at Ferrybridge C power station.[13] This became a standard size planned to be used in 49 units at 14 new power stations.[3]
First single stack chimney with four flues in one stack, is completed at Eggborough power station.[14]
The first 275 kV substation in London in Tottenham.[3]
1967 One of the 65 MW units at Hams Hall C power station was experimentally converted to burn natural gas in addition to coal, Hams Hall was fully converted to dual coal/gas firing in 1971.[3]
1968 The Gas and Electricity Act 1968 (repealed 1989) further increased the borrowing powers of the Gas Council and area gas boards, the Electricity Council, and Scottish electricity boards.[15]
1969 The first of the new 2,000 MW generating units are officially opened by the Ministry of Power (United Kingdom) Roy Mason at West Burton power stations
1971 The CEGB was reorganised to provide more authority to the five operating regions; project groups and specialist departments merged into the Generation Development and Construction Division.
1972 The Electricity Act 1972 (repealed 1989) raised the limit on the borrowing powers of the Electricity Council and the electricity boards in England and Wales to £5,200 million.
1973 The Fuel and Electricity (Control) Act 1973 controlled the production, supply, acquisition and use of certain substances and of electricity
1974 Commissioning of the UK's first 660 MW turbo-alternator at Drax power station.[3]
Barton, Newton Abbot, Plymouth ‘A’, and Letchworth power stations decommissioned on 18 March 1974
1975 Battersea A power station was decommissioned on 17 March.
1976 The Energy Act 1976 allowed the Secretary of State, for conservation purposes, to regulate or prohibit the production, supply, acquisition or use of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products, electricity any other substance used as fuel.[3]
The UK's first advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power stations commissioned, at Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in Strathclyde.[3]
The CEGB announces the decommissioning of 2,884 MW of excess generating capability, 23 power stations closed plus 18 partly closed on 25 October.[3]
Barking ‘B’, Brighton ‘A’, Castlemeads, Cowes, and Portishead ‘A’ power stations decommissioned on 15 March 1976.
Hackney ‘B’, Peterborough, Burton, Coventry, Leicester, Meaford ‘A’, Northampton, Worcester, Bradford, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Ferrybridge ‘A’, Neepsend, Sculcoates, Sunderland, York (Foss islands), Blackburn, Lancaster, Ribble ‘B’, Stockport, Trafford, and Stuart Street power stations decommissioned on 25 October 1976. A total of 1,967 MW for 1976.
1977 A further 650 MW of generating capacity decommissioned in March: six stations closed and two partially closed.[3]
Lincoln, Llynfi, and Hayle power stations decommissioned on 21 March 1977. A total of 227 MW.
1978 Economy 7 introduced.
Rotherham, Ocker Hill, Stourport ‘A’, and Woolwich power stations decommissioned on 30 October 1978. A total of 226 MW.
1979 The Electricity (Scotland) Act 1979 (repealed 1989) consolidated previous enactments for the supply of electricity in Scotland.
The first use of gas turbines for main power generation at Letchworth (Hertfordshire), Ocker Hill (Tipton Staffordshire), Taylors Lane (Willesden London) and Watford (Hertfordshire) power stations. These were 70 MW generators using Rolls-Royce Olympus jet engines. Previous gas turbines had been used as auxiliary units, supplying station auxiliaries and for peak-shaving.[3]
Bolton power station decommissioned on 19 March 1979.
Harts Head and Warrington power stations decommissioned on 29 October 1979. A total of 152 MW was decommissioned during 1979.
1980 Carlisle, Kearsley, Blackburn Meadows, Ironbridge A (part), and Kingston power stations decommissioned on 27 October 1980 – a total of 544 MW.
1981 The CEGB decommissions 3,400 MW of generating capacity, permanently closing 2,082 MW in 16 power stations, 1,320 MW was retained unused in reserve.[3]
Prototype assisted draft cooling tower commissioned at Ince B power station using 36 fans in place of three conventional cooling towers.[3]
Bold ‘A’, Fleetwood, Dunston, Huddersfield, Mexborough, Hams Hall ‘B’, Nottingham, Barking, Blackwell Point, Little Barford ‘A’, and Uskmouth ‘A’ power stations decommissioned on 26 October 1981. A total of 1,585 MW.
1982 Walsall power station was decommissioned on 1 March 1982.
Spondon power station was decommissioned on 1 October 1982.
Chatterton ‘B’, Thornhill, Nechells ‘B’, and Rye House power stations decommissioned on 1 November 1982. A total of 906 MW for 1982.
1983 The Energy Act 1983 allows small-scale private generators.[16]
Acton Lane, Battersea, Deptford, Goldington, West Ham, Staythorpe ‘A’, Doncaster, North Tees ‘C’, and Skelton Grange ‘A’ power stations decommissioned on 31 October 1983. A total of 1,229 MW.
1984 A cooling tower at Fiddler's Ferry power station collapsed in high winds. Investigations showed this was due to an imperfection in the shape of the shell above the ring beam.
1986 The ±270 kV DC submarine cable link between UK and France commissioned capable of transferring 2,000 MW.
1988 UK accepts EC's Large Combustion Plant Directive to address environmental damage from acid rain.[16]
1989 The Electricity Act 1989 provided for the privatisation of the electricity industry, and introduced the Fossil Fuel Levy to support the nuclear power industry.[16] The Act established the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER) to promote competition in the industry and to protect consumers' interests.[17]
1990 Beginning of the privatization of the Central Electricity Generating Board. The assets of the CEGB are broken up into three new companies: Powergen, National Power and National Grid Company. Later, the nuclear component within National Power was removed and vested in another state-owned company called Nuclear Electric.
1991 Scottish industry privatised
1992 Electricity supply in Northern Ireland privatised. Premier Power formed. From 1 March 1992 the Office of Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland was established under the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.[18]
1993 Supply industry in Northern Ireland privatised.
1994 Value-added tax (VAT) of 8% imposed on domestic energy.[16]
1995 Major assets of Nuclear Electric and Scottish Nuclear were merged including the UK's eight most advanced nuclear plants, forming a new private company, British Energy.
National Grid Company plc becomes part of National Grid Group plc.
1997 Pembroke Power Station closes, the first of the 500 MW Hinton Heavies.
2000 Section 1 of the Utilities Act 2000 established the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM)[17] which merged and abolished the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER) and Office of Gas Supply (OFGAS).
Section 62 of the Utilities Act 2000 empowered the Secretary of State to impose obligations on all licensed electricity suppliers for a proportion of their total supply of electricity to consumers to be from renewable sources.
The Isle of Man to England Interconnector was commissioned, at 104 km the longest AC submarine power cable in the world.
2001 The Central Electricity Generating Board (Dissolution) Order 2001[19] formally winds-up the CEGB. The Electricity Council (Dissolution) Order 2001 formally winds-up the Electricity Council.
2002 National Grid Group plc merged with Lattice Group plc including Transco plc, to form National Grid Transco plc which included Transco plc and National Grid Company plc. The National Grid and the gas National Transmission System were now managed by a single holding company.
2003 The Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003[20] establishes the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation and abolishes the offices of Director General of Gas for Northern Ireland and Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland.
2004 The Energy Act 2004 established the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and defined responsibilities for the decommissioning and cleaning up of civil nuclear installations and sites.
2005 National Grid Transco plc renamed National Grid plc.
2007 From 1 November, Northern Ireland generators must sell their electricity into the Single Electricity Market, an all-island market with the Republic of Ireland from which suppliers purchase electricity at a single market rate.
2008 The Energy Act 2008 established the Renewables Obligation to support generating electricity from renewable sources; made provisions for the decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear sites; and the provision of smart meters.
2009 After becoming the UK's largest electricity generation company, British Energy is bought by Électricité de France (EDF), a state owned company.[21]
2010 The Energy Act 2010 required the government to prepare reports on the progress made on the decarbonisation of electricity generation in Britain and the development and use of carbon capture and storage; and to create schemes for energy suppliers to give benefits to customers to reduce fuel poverty.
2011 BritNed the 450 kV DC submarine inter-connector cable between the UK (Isle of Grain, Kent) and the Netherlands (Maasvlakte, Rotterdam) commissioned. It is 260 km long and has a capacity of 1,000 MW.
2012 The East–West Interconnector the ±200 kV DC submarine and underground power cable between Pentir, North Wales and Arklow, County Wicklow commissioned. It is 261 km long and has a capacity of 500 MW.
Kingsnorth Power Station ceases generation on 17 December 2012, the next Hinton Heavy to face closure.
2013 Didcot Power Station ceases generation on 22 March 2013.
Fawley Power Station closes on 31 March 2013.
2015 Ironbridge Power Station is switched off on 20 November 2015.
2016 Ferrybridge Power Station closes on 31 March 2016.
Rugeley Power Station closes.
2018 Eggborough Power Station stops generating on 23 March 2018
2019 The 400 kV DC NEMO inter-connector connecting the UK (Richborough, Kent) with Belgium (Zeebrugge) commissioned 31 January. It is 140 km long and has a capacity of 1,000 MW (8.76 TWh a year).
Cottam Power Station stops generating on 30 September 2019, the latest of the Hinton Heavies to close. Aberthaw power station (a Hinton Heavy) closes on 13 December 2019.[22]
2020 Fiddler's Ferry power station (another Hinton Heavy) closes on 31 March 2020.[23]

Local legislation timelineEdit

In addition to the Public General Acts on electricity supply given in the above table, there were also Local Acts. The Electric Lighting Acts 1882 to 1909 permitted local authorities and companies to apply to the Board of Trade for provisional orders and licences to supply electricity. The orders were confirmed by local Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Acts. Local authorities and companies could also obtain Local Acts for electricity supply. A sample of Local Acts is given in the table below.[24] Note that Local Acts have a chapter number for the relevant year in lower-case Roman numerals.

Chronological timeline of Local Act electricity legislation in the United Kingdom 1883–1948
Year Chapter Title of Act Provisions

1879 – 1884Edit

1879 ccxiii Liverpool (Corporation) Electric Lighting Act
1880 cxxv Hull (Corporation) Electric Lighting Act
1881 xxvii Westgate & Birchington Gas and Electricity Act
1882
1883 ccxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Cambridge, Canterbury, Chelsea, Finchley, Folkestone, Gravesend, Greenock, Greenwich, High Wycombe, Ipswich, Maidstone, Sunderland
1883 ccxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Aston Manor, Birkdale, Dudley, Saltley, Ulverston, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
1883 ccxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Balsall Heath, Birmingham, Redditch, Walsall
1883 ccxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Barton, Eccles etc., Carlisle, Croydon, Luton, Margate, Nelson, Rochester, Scarborough, Sudbury
1883 ccxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bermondsey, Clerkenwell, Hampstead, Holborn, Hornsey, St. George's-in-the-East, St. Giles, St. James’ & St. Martins, St. Luke, Wandsworth
1883 ccxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Limehouse, Poplar, Richmond, Rotherhithe, St. Giles, St. Saviour's, Shoreditch, Wednesbury & Darlaston
1883 ccxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Barnes & Mortlake, Hackney, Islington, St. Pancras, Whitechapel
1883 ccxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Bradford, Brighton, Hanover Square, Norwich, South Kensington, Strand, Victoria
1883 ccxxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Bristol, Grantham, Lowestoft
1883 ccxxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Chiswick, St. George the Martyr
1883 ccxxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for North of Scotland, West Hartlepool
1884 xiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act Orders for Edison and Swann United Electric Lighting
1884 xlii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for Bury St. Edmunds
1884 lxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for St. James, St. Martin and St. George Hanover Square
1884 lxxxiv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.4) Act Order for Fulham District

1885 – 1889Edit

1885
1886 xviii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation Act Order for Chelsea
1887
1888
1889 clxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act Orders for Birmingham, Liverpool,  Swansea
1889 clxxviii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for London Electric Supply Corp., Westminster
1889 clxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for House to House Supply, Kensington and Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, South Kensington
1889 clxxx Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.4) Act Order for St. Martin
1889 clxxxi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.5) Act Order for Metropolitan Electric Supply Co.

1890 – 1894Edit

1890 clxxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act Orders for Cambridge, Dover, Hove, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcester
1890 clxxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Burnley, Bury, Chester, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Salford
1890 clxxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Bacup, Bedford, Huddersfield, Malvern, Oldham, Stockton-on-Tees
1890 clxxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Accrington, Barnsley, Blackpool, Burton-upon-Trent, Cheltenham, Darlington
1890 cxc Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bournemouth, Derby, Hastings and St. Leonard's-on-Sea, Oxford, Portsmouth, Woking
1890 cxci Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Birkenhead, Great Yarmouth, Kingston-upon-Hull, Nottingham, Wigan, York
1890 cxcii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Belfast, Blackburn, Leicester, Morecambe, Sevenoaks, Tunstall
1890 cxciii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Ayr, Bognor, Eastbourne, Galway, Stafford, Tiverton
1890 cxciv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Lambeth, North London Electric Supply, St. James’, London Electric Supply, Wandsworth
1890 cxcvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Ashton-under-Lyne, Bournemouth Electric Supply, Coatbridge, Hastings Public Purposes, Northampton, Windsor
1890 cxcvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for Chatham, Rochester and District, Manchester, Plymouth, Wrexham
1890 cxcviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.12) Act Orders for Crystal Palace and District, Metropolitan Electric Supply
1890 cxcv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.13) Act Orders for Preston, Preston and Fulwood
1890 cxcix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.14) Act Orders for Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Kelvinside, Moss side and Stretford
1891 xlix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Bolton, Canterbury, Dewsbury, Hanley, Harrogate, Sunderland
1891 l Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Ealing, Norwich, Southport, Stockport, Surbiton,  Tynemouth
1891 li Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Bishop's Stortford, Croydon, Heckmondwike, Londonderry, Southend, Weston-super-Mare
1891 lii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Acton, Chiswick, Coventry, Kidderminster, Llanelly, South Shields
1891 lxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bromley, Preston, Scarborough, Torquay, Tunbridge Wells, Withington
1891 lxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for the south of Scotland
1891 lxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Hertford, Killarney, Kingston-upon-Thames, Liverpool, Toxteth Park, Whitehaven
1891 civ Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Ipswich, Whitby
1891 lxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Camberwell, Islington, Southwark, Wandsworth, Westminster
1891 ccxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for the City of London, Clerkenwell, St. Luke Chelsea, Woolwich
1891 cv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for Newport, Poole, Weybridge
1891 cvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.12) Act Orders for Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne
1892 xxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Glasgow Boundaries
1892 xxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Aberystwyth, Ashton-under-Lyne, Halifax, Harwich, Limerick, Maidstone
1892 xxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Kilkenny, Newbury, Sutton, West Ham, Woking
1892 ccxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Dublin, Fareham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Waterford
1892 ccxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Hampstead, Lambeth, Shoreditch, Whitechapel
1892 ccxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for County of London Electric Supply Company, Southwark, Wandsworth,
1893 xxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Beckenham, Colchester, Eccles, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1893 xl Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Hackney, Hammersmith, Poplar
1893 lxxxv City of London Electric Lighting City of London Electric Lighting Company
1893 cvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for South of Scotland Electricity
1893 cxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Altrincham and Bowdon, Barnet, Bridgend, Taunton
1893 cxli Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.5) Act Order for Reading
1893 cxlii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.6) Act Order for Islington
1893 cxliii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.7) Act Order for Newmarket
1894 xlix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Barrow-in-Furness, Buxton, Chepping Wycombe, Chesterfield, St. Helens, West Hartlepool
1894 l Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Grimsby, Harrow, Leyton, Monmouth, Peterborough, St. Austell
1894 cxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Crystal Palace, Oswestry, Plymouth, Shropshire Power Co., Wakefield, Yealdon
1894 cxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Aberdare, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Guildford
1894 cxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Clonmel, Moss Side

1895 – 1899Edit

1895 lxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for the south of Scotland
1895 lxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Alderley Edge, Leigh, Llandudno, Luton, Radcliffe, Swindon
1895 lxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Carlisle, Pontypool, Walthamstow, Winchester, Worthing
1895 cii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bootle, New Windsor, Prescot, Salisbury, Southampton, Windermere
1895 ciii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.6) Act Order for Liverpool
1896 iii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (Notting Hill & c.) Act
1896 lxxxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Cowes, Folkestone, Gloucester, Huddersfield, King's Lynn, Manchester, City of Wells
1896 lxxxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Colwyn Bay, Devonport, Godalming, Kettering, Kingstown, Middleton
1896 lxxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Ashton-on-Mersey, Keswick
1896 cxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Bray, Liverpool, Cork, Queenstown, Rathmines and Rathgar, Sale
1896 cxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Berkhamstead, Crosby, Margate, Pembroke
1896 cxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Battersea, Camberwell, St. Saviour's District
1896 clxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Allerton etc., Bath, Merthyr Tydfil
1897 lxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Garston, Hoylake, Ipswich, Morley, Wilmslow, Wrexham
1897 lxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Darwen, Dundalk, Lincoln, Tonbridge, Ventnor, Wimbledon
1897 lxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Brighouse, Bury St. Edmunds, Dudley, Farnworth, Kearsley, Southampton, Watford
1897 lxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for South of Scotland
1897 lxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Ambleside, Ballymena, Dorking, Llandrindod Wells, Redditch, Reigate
1897 lxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Barking, Morecambe, Ramsbotton, Swadincote, Wallasey
1897 clx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Denton, Droylsden, Levenshulme, Moss Side, Stretford, Withington
1897 clxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Bangor, Bexhill, Epsom, Galway, Northwich
1897 clxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for County of London, Fulham, London Electric Supply Corp.
1897 clxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Newmarket, Poole
1897 clxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for Blackheath, Newington
1898 xxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for the south of Scotland
1898 xxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Dartford, East Ham, Ilfracombe, Ossett, Rawmarsh, Rotherham
1898 xxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Batley, Hereford, Hornsey, Ilford, Leigh-on-Sea, Lewes
1898 xl Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Barnes, Chichester, Doncaster, Hove, King's Norton, Leatherhead
1898 xcii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Colne, East Stonehouse, Margam, Rochdale, St. Anne's-on-Sea, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
1898 xciii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Aston Manor, Darlington, Lowestoft, Oldbury, Smethwick, West Bromwich
1898 xciv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for Chelmsford, Melton Mowbray, Norwich, Preston, Warrington
1898 xcv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.14) Act Orders for Bolton, Kingswinford, Penarth, Prescot, Shrewsbury, Rothesay, Weymouth, Wooda Bay
1898 cxcix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for the north of Scotland
1898 cc Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.13) Act Orders for Holborn and St. Giles
1898 ccv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Aldershot, Bridgwater, Chislehurst, Gravesend, Hastings
1898 ccvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Middlesbrough, Nuneaton, St. Albans, Whiston, Willesden
1898 ccvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Birkdale, Burslem, Chorley, Crewe, Maidenhead, Stoke-upon-Trent
1898 ccxxxiii Chelsea Electricity Supply Act
1899 xxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Castleford, East Barnet, Grays, Mexborough, Sutton Coldfield, Worksop
1899 xxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Aylesbury, Hartlepool, Mansfield, Wath-upon-Dearne, Winsford
1899 cxviii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.3) Act Order for Bermondsey
1899 cccvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Audenshaw, Bexley, Glossop Corporation, Rhyl, Rugby, Runcorn
1899 lxxxiii Kensington and Notting Hill Electric Lighting Companies Act
1899 lxxxviii Central Electric Supply Company Act
1899 cxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for the south of Scotland
1899 cxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Ashford, Bognor, Burlsem, Cheltenham, Durham, Haslingden, Ilkeston
1899 cxxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Gorton, Heaton Norris, Keighley, Knutsford, Ryde, Walker
1899 cxxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Cheriton, Cromer, Erith, Farnborough, Horsham, Teignmouth
1899 cxxiii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.9) Act Order for Clontarf
1899 cxxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Camborne, Dukinfield, Fenton, Finchley, Shipley, Swinton
1899 cxxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for East Retford, Failsworth, Pemberton, Stourbridge, Swinton and Pendleton, Wednesbury
1899 cxxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.12) Act Orders for Heywood, Longton, Ludlow, Mirfield, Newcastle-upon-Lyme, Rawtenstall
1899 cxxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.13) Act Orders for South of Scotland Electricity
1899 cxxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.14) Act Orders for Crayford, Halesowen, Handsworth, Lye and Wollescote, Lymington
1899 cxl Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.15) Act Orders for Bethnal Green, Blackheath and Greenwich, Lewisham, Plumstead,
1899 cxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.16) Act Orders for Broadstairs, Christchurch and District, Guildford, Newport, Sandown and Shanklin, Westgate and Birchington
1899 cxli Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.17) Act Orders for Carshalton, Gateshead, Merthyr Tydfil, Newton Abbot
1899 cxxv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.18) Act Order for Royal Leamington Spa
1899 cxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.19) Act Orders for Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Hendon, Midland Electric Power Distribution and Lighting
1899 cclxxv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.20) Act Order for City of London Electric Lighting Company

1900 – 1904Edit

1900 xlvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Basingstoke, Erdington, Farnham, Felixstowe and Walton, Leek, Littleborough, Maryport, Nantwich, Ormskirk, Penrith
1900 xxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Brierley Hill, Cleethorpes, Elland, Exmouth, Newark, Penzance, Prestwich, Redcar, Sowerby Bridge, Whitefield
1900 xlvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Allerton, Much Woolton, Little Woolton and Childwall, Barnet, Barnstaple, Birkenhead, Bonchurch, Boston, Brierfield, Egremont, Hyde, Sudbury
1900 xlviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Bredbury & Romiley, Bridlington, Cheadle & Gatley, Hebburn, Kendal, Long Eaton, Lytham, Ormesby, Sleaford, Tunstall
1900 xlix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bishop Auckland, Caterham, Cowpen, Grantham, Nuneaton & Chilvers, Ogmore Valley, Redruth, St. Helens, South Blyth, Weybridge
1900 lxxxviii City of London Electric Lighting Act City of London Electric Lighting Company
1900 cv Cork Electric Tramways Act Cork Electric Tramways and Lighting Company
1900 clxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Barmouth, Brechin, Clacton, Cleckheaton, Hythe, Liversedge, Llandilo, Ramsgate, Romford, Sandgate
1900 clxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Malton, Midland Electric Power and Lighting, Newhaven, Seaford, Thirsk, Totnes, Witney, Woking
1900 clxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for South of Scotland and North of Scotland
1900 clxvix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Barnard Castle, Cheltenham, Freshwater and Totland, Gosforth, Jarrow, Llanrwst, Pwellheli, Royal Leamington Spa, Twickenham, Wallington
1900 clxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.12) Act Orders for Banbury, Dartmouth, Gosport and Alverstoke, Heston and Isleworth, Sheerness, Spennymoor, Staines, Egham and Chertsey, Stamford, Uxbridge and District
1900 ccvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Battersea, Limehouse, Mile End, St. George in the East
1900 ccxl Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company Act Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company
1900 ccxxvii Charing Cross Electricity Supply Corporation (Further Powers) Act Charing Cross and Strand Electricity Supply Corporation
1900 ccxxxv Lancashire Electric Power Act
1900 cclxxvi North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1900 cclxxxii South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act Incorporates the South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company.
1901 cxxxvii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.1) Act Confirming an order for St Marylebone Borough Council to purchase the local undertakings from the Metropolitan Electric Supply Company[25]
1901 xxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Abertillery, Aspull, Briton Ferry, Cannock, Ebbw Vale, Faversham, Llanduff and Dinas, Llangolleen, Neath, Tredegar
1901 xxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Birstall, Cheshunt, Dorchester, Felling, Frome, Lichfield, Mitcham, New Hunstanton, Northfleet, Skipton
1901 xxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Atheerton, Benwell and Fenham, Beverley, Burgess Hill, Chesham, East Cowes, Hindley, Honley, Standish-with-Langtree, Stratford-upon-Avon
1901 civ Cleveland and Durham County Electric Power Act
1901 cxvi Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1901 cxxi Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Act
1901 cxxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Macclesfield, Ripon, Todmorden, Trowbridge, Ware, Wellingborough, Wellington, Widnes, Wisbech, Workington
1901 cxxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Aberavon, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hampton, Hoddesdon, Ince-in-Makerfield, Mountain Ash, Neath, Pontypridd, Teddington, Worsley
1901 clxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Barry, Crompton, Foots Cray, Friern Barnet, Isle of Thanet, Newbury, Pudsey, Ross, Roundhay, Royton
1901 clxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for the north of Scotland
1901 clxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Alnwick, Annfield, Benfieldside, Consett, Handsworth, Norton, Pickering, St. Austell, Shildon, Whitley and Monkseaton
1901 cxl Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.10) Act Orders for Blackrock, Dungannon, Kildare, Waterford
1901 clxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.11) Act Orders for Bromsgrove, Goole, Ilkley, Lyndhurst, Midland Electric Power, Northwood and Ruislip, Rickmansworth, Rishton, Gt. Harwood and Clayton-le-Moors, Warwick
1901 clxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.12) Act Orders for Lewisham, Penge
1901 ccli West Cumberland Electric Tramways Act
1902 xxi Newcastle-upon-Tyne Electric Supply Company's Act Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company
1902 xxxiv Cornwall Electric Power Act
1902 cxiv Northumberland Electric Tramways Act
1902 cxviii South Wales Electric Power Distribution Company Act
1902 cxxvii Kent Electric Power Act
1902 cxxxi Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Act
1902 cliii Norwich Corporation (Electricity etc.) Act
1902 clvi North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply
1902 clxxi Croydon and District Electric Tramways Act Croydon Corporation Tramways
1902 clxxviii North and South Shields Electric Railway Act Tyneside Electrics
1902 xci Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Edmonton, Enfield, Tottenham, Wood Green
1902 lxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Beeston, Carnarvon, Eston, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Otley, South Bank in Normanby, Stockton Rural, Thornaby-on-Tees, Tipton
1902 lxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for the County of Lancashire, Abram, Holyhead, Hucknall, Leyland, Louth, Penarth, Saddleworth, Springhead, Tyldesley-with-Shakerley
1902 lxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Aberdare, Amble, Dover, Frinton-on-Sea, Gillingham, Hindhead and District, Leadgate, Leatherhead, Paignton, Stanley
1902 clxxxvi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.5) Act Order for Glasgow
1902 clxxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Ardsley East and West, Barton Regis, Blaydon, Chester-le-Street, Church Stretton, Lees, Lower Bebington, Newburn, Seghill, Stanley
1902 ccvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Bedlingtonshire, Chepstow, Cowes, Hitchin, Morpeth, Pokesdown, Slough, Stevenage, Tadcaster, Trefriw, West Riding
1902 ccvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Bermondsey, Stoke Newington, Woolwich
1902 ccxvi Liverpool Tramways and Electric Supply Act
1903 xxv Cleveland and Durham County Electric Power Act
1903 xlv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.1) Act Order for Mitchestown
1903 xlvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Brixham, Brumby and Frodingham, Dawlish, Horbury, Hucknall-under-Huthwaite, Newton-in-Makerfield, Orrell, Scunthorpe, Sidmouth, Yeovil
1903 xlvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Auckland, Carisbrooke and Northwood, Drayton-in-Hales, Illogan, Ingleton, Port Dinorwic, Sevenoaks, South Shields, Stafford, Wilmslow
1903 xlviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Borrowstourness, Camburslang, Irvine, Kilmalcolm, Kirkintilloch
1903 lxxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Abersychan, Calverley, Falmouth, Horsforth, Lauceston, Maesteg, Walton-upon-Thames, Warmley, Whickham, Wigan
1903 xlix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Bexley, Bridgwater, Bromley, Hendon, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Prestwich, Stroud, Whitchurch and Pangbourne
1903 lxx Lanarkshire Electricity Act
1903 lxxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Cambridge, Isle of Sheppey, Sandwich, Sittingbourne and Milton, Strood and Dartford, Tadcaster, Uxbridge, Wimbledon
1903 clxv Blackheath and Greenwich District Electric Light Company's Act
1903 clxxiv Newcastle-upon-Tyne Electric Supply Company's Act Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company
1903 ccx Carmarthenshire Electric Power Company Act
1903 ccxiv Somerset and District Electric Power Act
1903 cclix Coventry Electric Tramways Act
1903 cclxiii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1903 ccxxi Fife Electric Power Act
1903 ccxxxviii North Western Electricity and Power Act
1903 ccxli Scottish Central Electric Power Act
1903 cclxi Croydon and District Electric Tramways Act Croydon Corporation Tramways
1904 xxxiii Govan Electric Lighting Act
1904 xli St. Marylebone Electric Lighting Act Enabling the St Marylebone Borough Council to borrow money to purchase the local electricity undertakings of the Metropolitan Electric Supply Company as authorised in 1901.[25]
1904 liv Lancashire Electric Power Act
1904 lxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for County of Lancashire, Barry, Clitheroe, Gainsborough, Glastonbury, Heysham, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Saffron Walden, Walmer, Whickham, Yardley
1904 lxxiii Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Act
1904 lxxvii Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Act
1904 lxxxiv Clyde Valley Electric Power Act
1904 cix North Western Electricity and Power Gas Act
1904 clxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for County of Lancashire, Bath, Brynmawr, Chippenham, Eastleigh and Bishopstoke, Hanwell, Southgate, Tamworth, Walton-le-Dale, Watford, Widnes
1904 clxxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Birkenhead, Bishop Auckland, Huddersfield, Maidenhead, Milford-on-Sea, Newquay, Penzance, Ramsgate, Sunderland, Tavistock
1904 clxxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Ashford, Ely, Ham, Hexham, Horley, Keynsham, Kingswood, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Walton-upon-Thames
1904 cxxxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Musselburgh, Portpatrick, Wishaw
1904 clxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Cleveland, Portishead & Long Ashton, Crediton, Devizes, Hampton Wick, Houghton-le-Spring, The Maldens and Coombe, Northampton, Stroud, Nailsworth & Dursley, Trowbridge
1904 Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act
1904 clxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for Caerphilly, Epsom, Mansfield Woodhouse, North Worcestershire, Sutton-in-Ashfield
1904 ccvii Lothians Electric Power Act
1904 ccxiii North Wales Electric Power Act

1905 – 1909Edit

1905 viii West Cumberland Electric Tramways Act
1905 xv Weybridge and Walton-upon-Thames Electric Supply Act
1905 xvi Chelsea Electricity Supply Company Act
1905 xlix South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act
1905 lxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Bury, Conway Corporation, Golborne, Haydock, Little Lever, Southall-Norwood, Spalding, Whitwood, Whitworth
1905 lxxx Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for Ballaghadereen
1905 lxxxi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.3) Act Order for Woolwich
1905 Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act no act with this number was passed
1905 cxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Andover, Burslem (extension to Tunstall), Hessle, Litherland, Little Hulton, Penmaenmawr, Ravensthorpe, Stratford-upon-Avon, Surbiton, Tewkesbury
1905 cxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for Barnet, Brockenhurst, Farnham, Gosport, Houghton-le-Spring and District, Lichfield, Ludlow, Lytham, St. Alban's Rural, Ware
1905 lxxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for West Yorkshire, Bishops Stortford, Dover, Hemsworth and District, Marlborough, Tottington, Woking Electric Supply Co. (extension to Chertsey)
1905 cxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.8) Act Orders for the south of Scotland and the north of Scotland
1905 cxxxviii Andover Lighting and Power Act
1905 cxlvi Metropolitan Electric Supply Company Act
1905 clx Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1905 clxiv Metropolitan Electric Tramways Act
1905 clxxiv London Electric Supply Company Act
1905 clxxvi North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1905 clxxxvi Central Electric Supply Company Act
1905 cxcii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.9) Act Orders for Brentford, Croydon Rural, Durham, Eastbourne Corporation (extension to Willingdon), Gravesend (extension to Northfleet), Kingsbury, Old Windsor, Wimborne and District
1905 cc Metropolitan Electric Supply Company (Various Powers) Act
1906 xxiv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.1) Act Order for Waterford
1906 xxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Abercarn, Barry, Bettwsycoed, Blaydon, Calverleey, Farsley, Foots Cray, Horsforth, Market Harborough, Wembley
1906 xcii Cumberland Electricity and Power-Gas Act
1906 xciii Folkestone and District Electricity Supply Act
1906 cxxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for the south of Scotland
1906 cxxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for West Yorkshire, Aylesbury, Boston, Castle Ward, Godalming, Gomersal, Henley-on-Thames, Pinner & Stanmore & Harrow Weald & Edgware, Ryton, Swanage
1906 cx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Bude, Camberley and District, East Barnet Valley, Exeter, Frome, Higham Ferrers & Rushden & Wellingborough, Mid Durham, Wealdstone, Wisbech and Yardley
1906 cxi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.6) Act Order for the south of Scotland
1906 cxxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Barton-upon-Irwell, Cheshunt, Dorchester, Eton, Hexham, Stourport and Kidderminster, Uxbridge and District
1906 cxlvi Ascot District Gas and Electricity Act
1906 cxlvii Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Act
1906 clii Twickenham and Teddington Electric Supply Company Act
1906 clviii Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company Act
1906 clxv Kent Electric Power Act
1906 clxxxii County of Durham Electric Power Supply Act
1906 clxxxv Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1906 cxci Hackney Electricity Act
1906 cxcv St. Pancras Electricity Act
1906 cxcvii South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act
1906 cxcix Lancashire Electric Power Act
1906 cciv Metropolitan Electric Supply Company Act
1906 ccix Edinburgh Suburban Electric Tramways Act
1907 liv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for West Yorkshire, Aston Manor, Chesham, Hipperholme, Lytham, Newark, Penrith, Pontefract, Stockport
1907 lv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for Cork Rural
1907 cxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for West Yorkshire, Castleford, Egham, Formby, Grimsby, Liversedge, Maldens & Coombe, Mansfield, Paignton, Selby, Stoke-upon-Trent
1907 lvi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.4) Act Order for North of Scotland
1907 lvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Minehead and Dunster, Rhymney Valley, St. Albans and District
1907 xci Electric Supply Corporation Limited Act
1907 xcviii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1908 lxxi South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act
1908 lxxiv Wishaw Burgh Electricity Act
1908 xci Metropolitan Electric Tramways Act
1908 cv Central Ireland Electric Power Act
1908 cxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Bispham-with-Norbreck, Caldy, Carmarthen, Fleetwood, Halesowen, Heswall, Lowestoft, Lymington, Portsmouth, Southampton, Woking
1908 cxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for South of Scotland Electricity
1908 cxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation [(No.3)] Act Orders for West Riding, Bridgend, Hendon, Llandaff and Dinas Powis, Llansamlet, Oulton Broad, Sowerby Bridge, Tewskebury
1908 clxvii London Electric Supply Act
1909 xii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1909 xxxiii York Town and Blackwater Gas (Electric Lighting) Act
1909 xxxvi County of Durham Electric Power Supply Act
1909 lxxviii West Kent Electric Power Act
1909 cxli Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Chesham, Cleethorpes, Herne Bay, Hindhead and District, Holsworthy, Southampton, Staines, Stourbridge, Turton, Walton-on-the-Naze
1909 cix Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for South of Scotland Electricity

1910 – 1914Edit

1910 xii Farnham Gas and Electricity Act
1910 xvii Bishop's Stortford, Harlow and Epping Gas and Electricity Act
1910 xxi Yorkshire Electric Power Act Yorkshire Electric Power Company
1910 xxix Reading and District Electric Supply Act Extending the area of the Reading Electric Supply Company
1910 lxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Navan and Swinford
1910 lxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Chesham, Church, Clevedon, Dawlish, Derby, Gorseinon, Huddersfield, Ormskirk, Runcorn, Smethwick, Widnes
1910 lxxvi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.2) Act Order for the south of Scotland
1910 lxxviii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.4) Act Order for Bath
1910 cxl London Electric Supply Act Made the London County Council the purchasing authority in respect of the undertakings of electric lighting companies in London to which the London Electric Supply Act 1908 did not apply.
1911 xxix London Electric Railway Act
1911 xciii Metropolitan Electric Tramways Act
1911 cxi East Kent Electric Power Act Transferring powers of the Kent Electric Power Company to the South East Kent Electric Power Company.
1911 cxxvii Edinburgh Suburban Electric Tramways Order Confirmation Act
1911 clx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Accrington, Aldeburgh, Ashford, Blandford, Budleigh Salterton, Carlisle, Chichester, Cirencester, Leominster, Newcastle upon Tyne
1911 clxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Macclesfield, Pateley Bridge, Portishead, Rhondda, Salisbury, Wimbledon, Witney
1911 clxii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for South of Scotland Electricity, Alloa, Fife electric lighting
1911 clxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Chepping Wycombe,Harrow, Sandwich Deal & Walmer, Sevenoaks
1911 clxiv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.5) Act Order for Donaghadee
1912 lxii Bognor Gas Light and Coke Company (Electricity) Act Allowed the Bognor Gas Light and Coke Company to supply electricity within the area they already supplied gas.
1912 lxxxviii London Electric Railway Act
1912 lxxxix Ericht Water and Electric Power Act
1912 xcviii National Electric Construction Company Act
1912 cxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Ardsley, Bingley, Birstall, Burnham (Som.), Great Harwood, Greetland, Hoyland, Launceston, Wimborne
1912 cxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Abercarn, Aylesbury, Biddulph, Burnley, Darton, Doncaster, Dorchester, Ilkley, Pontefract, Sherborne
1912 cxvi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Abingdon, Altrincham, Cheltenham, Goole, Holmfirth, Llanelly, Llantwit, Rothwell, Rushden, Wombwell & Worsborough
1912 clv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.4) Act Order for the south of Scotland
1913 ix Northern Counties Electricity Supply Company Act
1913 x Herne Bay Gas and Electricity Act
1913 lxx Kent Electric Power Act
1913 xcvii London Electric Railway Act
1913 cxlix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Baildon, Beckeenham, Chipping Norton, Hazel Grove, Itchen, Skelton & Brotton, Southborrough, Stoke-on-Trent, Truro, Weaverham
1913 cl Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Barnet, Barton-on-Humber, Basingstoke, Derby, Doncaster, Ellesmere Port, Kingswear, Leatherhead, Mid Sussex Electric Lighting, Northwood & Ruislip
1913 cli Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.3) Act Order for South of Scotland
1913 clii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Lytham, Marlborough, Menai, Neath, Sevenoaks, Stroud, Wolverhampton
1913 cliii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Caerphilly, Pinner, Smethwick, Watford, Wellingborough
1913 cliv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.6) Act Order for Portrush
1913 clv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.7) Act Order for Romford
1914 xxv Stone Gas and Electricity Act
1914 xxx London Electric Railway Act
1914 lx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Hawarden, Kenilworth, Ledbury, Llanfairfechan, Merthyr Tydfil, Newton-in-Makerfield, Oulton Broad, Ruthin, Slaithwaite, Thornton, Yeovil
1914 lxi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.3) Act Order for North of Scotland
1914 lxii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.8) Act Order for Kingstown
1914 lxxviii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1914 lxxix Norwich Electric Tramways Act
1914 lxxxi Hightown Gas and Electricity Act
1914 lxxxiii Deal and Walmer Gas and Electricity Act
1914 lxxxiv Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1914 lxxxv Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1914 cxvii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Abercarn, Chorley, Farnham, Harwich, Kingston-upo-Hull, Knottingley, Leeds, Warminster
1914 cxviii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Banstead, Walton-on-the-Hill and Kingswood Electric Lighting, Beeston, Bradford-on-Avon, Feltham, Gelligaer, Heanor and Eastwood, Midhurst, Rickmansworth & Choreley Wood, Colne Valley
1914 cxix Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.6) Act Orders for South of Scotland, Ayr, Edinburgh, Galaashiels
1914 cxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.7) Act Orders for Cowbridge & Penybont, Hinckley, Reading, Watford, Whitstable, York
1914 cxxi Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.9) Act Order for South of Scotland
1914 clxxv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.5) Act Orders for Castle Bar, Lurgan, Waterford

1915 – 1919Edit

1915 vii Ascot District Gas and Electricity Act
1915 xxi Ormskirk Gas and Electricity Act
1915 xxxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.1) Act Orders for Clifden, Enniscorthy
1915 lxviii London Electric Railway Act
1915 lxxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.2) Act Orders for Haworth, Irlam, Kingston-upon-Hull, Knaresborough, Litherland, Normanton, Ryde, Skipton, Stanley (Yrks), Tenby
1915 lxxxiii Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.3) Act Orders for Andover, Bosston, Chipstead, Connah's Quay, East Grinstead, Selby, Southampton, Street
1915 lxxxiv Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation (No.4) Act Orders for Harrogate, Keithley, Teignmouth, Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Ystradgynlais
1915 lxxxv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation (No.5) Act
1916 xxiv Electric Lighting Order Confirmation Act Order for Church Stretton
1917 xxxi Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act Orders for Epsom, Featherstone, Garforth, Horbury, Otley, Penistone, Rawdon
1917 li Richmond (Surrey) Electricity Supply Act
1918 vii Brixham Gas and Electricity Act
1918 viii Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1918 xxii County of London Electric Supply Company Act County of London Electric Supply Company
1918 xxx Electric Lighting Orders Confirmation Act Orders for Newquay, Wednesbury
1918 xliii Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1918 xlviii Clyde Valley Electrical Power Order Confirmation Act
1919 lxxii Electric Lighting Order Confirmation Act Order for Chepstow
1919 xcvii Clyde Valley Electrical Power Order Confirmation Act
1919 cxxi Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act

1920 – 1924Edit

1920 vi South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act
1920 xxv North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1921 cxiv County of London Electric Supply Company Act County of London Electric Supply Company
1922 xxiii Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1922 lxvii South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company Act
1922 lxxvii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1922 lxxix Grampian Electricity Supply Act
1923 xxv Oakham Gas and Electricity Act
1923 ciii London Electric Railway Act
1924 lii Grampian Electricity Supply Act

1925 – 1929Edit

1925 xcii Clyde Valley Electrical Power Act
1925 xciii Lanarkshire Hydro-Electric Power Act
1926 ix Ascot District Gas and Electricity Act
1926 xv Ayrshire Electricity Order Confirmation Act
1926 xxxiv Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Act
1926 lxxiii Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Act
1926 ciii Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1927 vii Farnham Gas and Electricity Act
1927 xix North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1927 xxv Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1927 lxvi Bognor Gas and Electricity Act
1927 lxxii Wessex Electricity Act
1927 c East Anglian Electricity Act
1927 cvii County of London Electric Supply Company Act County of London Electric Supply Company
1927 cix London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority Act
1927 cxvii Grampian Electricity Supply Order Confirmation Act
1928 cxiii Weald Electricity Supply Company Act
1928 cxv Cleveland and Durham County Electric Power Act
1928 cxviii North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply (Consolidation) Act
1929 xi Lancashire Electric Power Act

1930 – 1939Edit

1930 Iii Grampian Electricity Supply Order Confirmation Act
1930 lxx Scottish Central Electric Power Act
1930 cxxiv Fife Electric Power Act
1930 cxxvii Sidmouth Electricity Act
1930 clxiv Ascot District Gas and Electricity Act
1930 clxv Brixham Gas and Electricity Act
1930 clxxxix Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Act
1931 xxviii Guildford Gas and Cranleigh Electricity Act
1932 xii South Wales Electric Power Act
1932 xxxii North-Eastern Electric Supply Act
1932 lxv North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1932 lxv Oakham Gas and Electricity Act
1932 lxxxix Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Electricity Act
1933 liv Grampian Electricity Supply Order Confirmation Act
1934 lxxvii North Wales Electric Power Act
1934 lxxxiii Clyde Valley Electricity Power Order Confirmation Act
1934 lxxxvi Falkirk Electricity Order Confirmation   Act
1935 xxii Folkestone and District Electricity Act
1935 xxv Norwich Electric Tramways Act
1935 lxxxi Bognor Gas and Electricity Act
1935 xcviii Ascot District Gas and Electricity Act
1936 xxii Grampian Electricity Supply Order Confirmation Act
1936 xxxi Yorkshire Electric Power Act
1936 xl North Wales Electric Power Act
1936 liv Cornwall Electric Power Act
1936 lxi North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1936 lxii Colne Valley and Northwood Electricity Act
1937 xl North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Act
1937 lxv Kent Electric Power Act
1937 lxviii Wessex Electricity Act
1937 lxxix Lancashire Electric Power Act
1937 xcix Clyde Valley Electrical Power Order Confirmation Act
1938 xiii North West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority Order Confirmation Act
1938 xxvi Brixham Gas and Electricity Act
1938 lviii Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Consolidation Act
1939 lii North-West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority Order Confirmation Act
1939 lv Bognor and District Gas and Electricity Act
1939 xciii Motherwell and Wishaw Electricity, &c. Order Confirmation Act

1940 – 1948Edit

1940 xii Wessex Electricity Act
1940 xxi Cornwall Electric Power Act
1940 xxix Farnham Gas and Electricity Act
1942 xiii South Wales Electric Power Act
1944 ix North-West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority Order Confirmation Act
1946 xix North West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority Order Confirmation Act
1946 xxxv West Midlands Joint Electricity Authority Order Confirmation Act
1948 xlviii St. Helens Corporation (Electricity and General Powers) Act

See alsoEdit

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