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Barking Power Station

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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. It was the largest power station in Britain to be built as a complete station at one time.

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]

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  1. [1] The Engineer, 5 Jan 1934