|Founded||October 21, 1912|
|Founder||José Batlle y Ordóñez|
|Services||Electric power generation and transmission|
|Owner||Government of Uruguay|
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, following approval of Law 4273 establishing it as a monopoly.
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.
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