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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

The National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (Spanish: Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas), better known as UTE, is Uruguay's government-owned power company. It was established in 1912,[1] following approval of Law 4273 establishing it as a monopoly.[2]

In 1931 the monopoly on communications was also granted to UTE, until the founding of ANTEL in 1974.

In 1980 an organic law was passed.[3]

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  1. ^ History of UTE Archived February 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  2. ^ State-owned companies (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 18. Retrieved 3 Apr 2013. 
  3. ^ Ley 15031 Archived July 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)

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