The work provides a study into the competitive electricity market or non-franchise electricity supply market in England and
Wales. Up until April 1990 all electricity customers bad no choice in their electricity supplier. Customers were forced to
purchase electricity from a company that bad been given the franchise for a particular geographical area, known as the
Regional Electricity Company or REC. Legislation is gradually opening up the supply market to competition allowing groups
or organisations to participate in the competitive market and choose their electricity supplier. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.