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Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas
Type State-owned enterprise
Industry Electric utility
FoundedOctober 21, 1912 (1912-10-21)
Founder José Batlle y Ordóñez
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 (in 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 (in Spanish)