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Northern Powergrid

Northern Powergrid, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, delivers electricity to 3.9 million homes and businesses in northeast England through its two subsidiaries, Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc.

Northern Powergrid (Northeast), based in Newcastle, U.K., was acquired in 1996. Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire), based in Castleford, U.K., was acquired in 2001. The companies’ service territories are adjacent.

Together, the companies include:

  • 10,000 square miles of service territory
  • Nearly 38,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity distributed per year
  • 18,000 miles of overhead lines
  • 40,000 miles of underground lines

Northern Powergrid also owns an engineering contracting subsidiary, Integrated Utility Services, that designs and builds power projects for industrial customers and other utilities.

CE Gas, Northern Powergrid’s natural gas exploration subsidiary, owns natural gas-producing fields in Poland and the North Sea off the coast of the U.K.

Northern Powergrid is one of the industry’s leading safety performers. During 2012, Northern Powergrid received its 11th and eighth consecutive annual gold awards for the Northeast and Yorkshire licenses respectively from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, along with a President’s Award, in recognition of the company’s outstanding health and safety performance over a sustained period. Integrated Utility Services received a third consecutive annual gold award for its health and safety performance and completed 1.36 million man-hours worked without incurring a lost-time accident.