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1989 Powergen was formed as a Plc, wholly owned by the UK government; it acquired about 40% of the non-nuclear CEGB generating capacity on privatisation.

1989-91 Sir Robert Malpas was Chairman

1991 Sixty per cent of Powergen was sold to private investors

1995 The remaining 40% was sold.

1998 Acquired East Midlands Electricity

2002 Acquired the supply business of TXU Energi

2002 Taken over by E.ON

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