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Westminster Electric Supply Co

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1910. Horseferry road power station.

Westminster Electric Supply Corporation.

1891 Was distributing electricity to consumers using the d.c. system with accumulators at 200V from 3 generating stations in Millbank St, Westminster, Eccleston Place SW and Davies St, W[1]

1892 Description and illustrations of the system, with the focus on Eccleston Place Power Station.[2]

1897 St. James's and Pall Mall Electric Light Co and Westminster Electric Supply Co formed the Central Electric Supply Co[3]

Between 1899 and 1902 the company changed the system of direct-current steam-generation at its 3 stations to motor-generator operation.[4]

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

c.1910 The Millbank Street Power Station was closed and demolished; replacement capacity was built at a site in Horseferry Road

1913 Six London companies placed a large advert about potential uses of electricity in the home and office - in the drawing room, in the dining room, in the bedroom, for cooking and for vacuum cleaning[6]

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 The Horseferry Rd, Westminster generation station and main transmission lines were acquired by London Electricity Joint Committee[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 19, 1891
  2. [1] The Engineer, 13 May 1892
  3. The Times, Apr 12, 1921
  4. Obituary of C. O. Grimshaw
  5. The London Gazette 19 November 1909
  6. The Times, Dec 01, 1913
  7. The Times, Nov 26, 1926