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Kensington and Knightsbridge Electric Lighting Co

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1888 The company succeeded the Kensington Court Electric Lighting Company.

1891 Supplied electricity from 2 generation stations (at Kensington Court W, and Chapel Place, Knightsbridge), which was distributed by the d.c. system with accumulators at 200V[1]

1898 Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton was engineer-in-chied[2]

1899 Kensington and Knightsbridge Electric Lighting Co and Notting Hill Electric Light Co started construction of the Wood Lane Power Station

1909 One of 5 companies in London that the London County Council proposed to acquire[3]

1920 One of 9 London electricity supply companies who formed London Electricity Joint Committee (1920) in opposition to the schemes proposed by the Electricity Commissioners for London

1923 Main transmission lines were acquired by the London Electricity Joint Committee which also acquired the Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush generating station[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 19, 1891
  2. The Times, Oct 10, 1898
  3. The London Gazette 19 November 1909
  4. The Times, Oct 16, 1928