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Dellingburn Power Station

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1900 The coal-fired powered station was opened by Greenock Corporation[1]. It was also used to burn municipal waste for a while, which was not unusual for power stations of that era. The original capacity was c.400kW[2]. Coal was delivered by railway.

1908 The station had a capacity of 1,000 kW. The Corporation added an extra 1,000 kW generator.

1911 The station had a capacity of 2,000kW. The Corporation decided to add an extra 2000kW turbine-generator[3]

1912 A new Rateau-type turbine-alternator was added to the station with capacity of 2,000kW. The total capacity of the station was said to be 10 MW; negotiations were underway between the Corporation and the Port of Glasgow to supply electricity to the shipyards[4]

1913 New generating plant was ordered for the station to enable it to supply the Port of Glasgow; transmission would be at 10kV[5]

Mid-1950s The power station closed.

Ownership of the site transferred to the South of Scotland Electricity Board in the early 1960s.


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Sources of Information

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  2. The Times May 17, 1911
  3. The Times May 17, 1911
  4. The Times Apr. 17, 1912
  5. The Times Aug. 13, 1913