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The Electricity Council was a governmental body set up to oversee the electricity supply industry in England and Wales. The Council's responsibilities included:
1964 Took over the Leatherhead testing house of the Electrical Development Association (EDA), being renamed the Appliance Testing Laboratories.
1965 Established the Electricity Council Research Centre at Capenhurst in Cheshire. This establishment undertook research and investigative work, on behalf of the Area Boards, relating not only to distribution plant and systems but also to creating new marketing opportunities for the sale of electricity.
1966 the Council took over responsibility from the Electrical Development Association for all national promotional work carried out on behalf of the Area Boards, which later became the Council's marketing department.