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Wood Lane Power Station

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1899 Kensington and Knightsbridge Electric Lighting Co and Notting Hill Electric Light Co started construction of the power station in Wood Lane

1900 Power station began operation. It was the earliest example of high voltage (c.5kV), three phase current generation and transmission in the UK. The supply cables were manufactured by the British Insulated Wire Co; the Wood Lane installation was the first recorded example of their use in England for three phase transmission[1]

1923 The London Electricity Joint Committee acquired the Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush generating station and main transmission lines from Kensington and Knightsbridge Electric Lighting Co and Notting Hill Electric Light Co [2].

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Sources of Information

  1. Wood Lane History [1]
  2. The Times, Oct 16, 1928