Since the privatisation of the electricity sector in 1990, the transmission of electricity, mainly through a network of pylons and high voltage
cables, has been the preserve of three monopoly businesses that are regulated by the energy markets regulator, Ofgem. Recently, however,
Ofgem has suggested that it might be better for British consumers if competition were to be introduced into the sector. This briefing explores
how, in practice, this might be done.

For further information please contact Linda Bertolissio or Riina Rintanen.