Centrica PLC is a multinational corporation headquartered in Windsor, Berkshire in the United Kingdom. The British corporation’s primary activities include the generation and supply of electricity and natural gas to commercial entities across the United Kingdom, as well as North America. Centrica is widely acknowledged as among the largest electricity suppliers in the United Kingdom, operating under subsidiaries like British Gas and Scottish Gas, as well.
Centrica PLC was founded in the year, 1997, as a result of the de-merger of British Gas into three separate enterprises, the other two being BG PLC and Transco PLC. The current chairman of the company is Richard Haythornthwaite. As per statistics from 2011, the company has a total market capitalization of approximately 15 billion pounds, making it the 26th largest company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Surveys undertaken in 2013 show that Centrica had a total turnover of approximately 26.5 billion euros.