Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Barking Power Station

From Graces Guide
1926. 40,000 Kilowatt Parsons Turbo-Generator Set.
1934. The New Barking Power Station - Exterior View.
1934. General view of B.T.H. 75,000 kw Turbo-Alternator Sets at Barking.

1897 Barking Urban District Council set up and operated its own small power station near to their offices.

1920 The County of London Electric Supply Co applied for permission to build a power station able to be expanded to 600MW. The Station had 12 x 20MW generators and 24 boilers.

1925 Barking Power Station at Creekmouth opened. At the time, it was the largest power station in Britain to be built as a complete station in one move.

1927 The Barking Urban District Council station closed down.

1933 BTH 75 MW turbine-alternator commissioned at the new power station. Made partly at Rugby and partly at Trafford Park works. Steam conditions 600-700 psig, 800-850 degF.[1]

1934 Barking was the largest generating plant on the Grid, with a capacity of 390,000 kilowatts,

WWII Capacity increased by the addition of another 75,000kW generating set and four boilers. The generating set came into service in the summer of 1940 and was followed by two boilers in 1941 and the other two in 1942.

1945 The installed capacity of Barking station was 537,500 kW[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 5 Jan 1934
  2. The Engineer 1945/03/30