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1900 The coal-fired powered station was opened by Greenock Corporation. 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. 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
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
1913 New generating plant was ordered for the station to enable it to supply the Port of Glasgow; transmission would be at 10kV
Mid-1950s The power station closed.
Ownership of the site transferred to the South of Scotland Electricity Board in the early 1960s.