Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Blackwall Point Power Station

From Graces Guide
1900.
1900.

1900 Power station built by Blackheath and Greenwich Electric Light Co on the Greenwich Peninsula, on the site of the East Greenwich tide mill.

At some point became part of the South Metropolitan Electric Light and Power Co

1947 The station closed; final capacity 15 MW.

1948 South Metropolitan was reconstructing the Blackwall Point Power Station to produce 90MW[1].

1952 The replacement station opened; this was the first London power station designed to be fired exclusively with pulverised coal. The station was equipped with three English Electric Co 30 MW turbine-alternators generating at 11 kV. Steam was supplied by three coal-fired Babcock and Wilcox boilers, with condenser cooling water taken from the river. Steam pressure and temperature at the turbine stop valves was 600 psi (41.4 bar) and 454°C. The first TA was commissioned in the summer of 1951, subsequent sets coming into use by the spring of 1952. [2]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar 17, 1948
  2. [1] Wikipedia