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Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas
State-owned enterprise
Industry Electric utility
Founded October 21, 1912 (1912-10-21)
Founder José Batlle y Ordóñez
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay
Area served
Services Electric power generation and transmission
Owner Government of Uruguay
Website UTE

UTE is the acronym of the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (Spanish: Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas), Uruguay's government-owned power company. It was established in 1912.[1]

In 1912, the law 4273 created this public company as the unique distributor of electricity was approved.[2] Then, in 1931, the monopoly of communications was also granted to this company until the founding of ANTEL in 1974. Later, in 1980 an organic law was passed.[3]


  1. ^ History of UTE (Spanish)
  2. ^ State-owned companies (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 18. Retrieved 3 Apr 2013. 
  3. ^ Ley 15031 (Spanish)

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