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Yorkshire Electric Power Co

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Porcelain plaque with YEP logo from a primary substation outside Wakefield. The logos appeared on all YEP substations but were defaced or removed after nationalization.
Map showing the Yorkshire Electric Power Co area in 1946.
Map close-up detail.
1992. Structure supporting the Ferrybridge-Beal-Snaith 33kv overhead line.[1]
1992. Structure supporting the Ferrybridge-Beal-Snaith 33kv overhead line.[2]
1992. Structure supporting a lower voltage overhead line associated with Ferrybridge-Beal-Snaith line.[3]
1992. Structure supporting a lower voltage overhead line associated with Ferrybridge-Beal-Snaith line.[4]

of Wellington Road, Dewsbury.

1901 The company was incorporated on the 26 July, under the Yorkshire Electric Power Act, to construct electrical generating stations for providing a supply of electrical energy throughout the greater part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. [5]

1902 Thornhill Power Station commissioned

1913 Barugh (pronounced Bark) power station, near Barnsley, commissioned.[6]

1926 Construction of Ferrybridge Power Station| began

1927 Ferrybridge power station was commissioned[7]

1927 Transmission Lines and Cables Construction Co., Keighley, got the contract from Yorkshire Electric Power Co to build the Ferrybridge-Beal-Snaith 33kv overhead line. The masts and towers were a combination of 'H' girder steel masts, lattice steel masts, lattice steel angle masts and lattice steel angle towers. They were designed and supplied by W. T. Henley (Henley Overhead Transmission).[8]

1932 Completion of the construction of the National Grid in the Mid-East England area; 16 power stations were interconnected using 322 miles of 132kV transmission lines, including new stations at Kirkstall and Ferrybridge; a secondary system was established in South Lincolnshire and Rutland in order to open up agricultural districts using 202 miles of 33kV lines[9]

1932 Registered the North Lincolnshire and Howdenshire Electricity Co as a subsidiary in order to supply electricity in an area adjacent to the existing service area[10]

1948 Nationalised[11]

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Sources of Information

  1. Robin Longbottom
  2. Robin Longbottom
  3. Robin Longbottom
  4. Robin Longbottom
  5. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  6. Robin Longbottom
  7. The Times Feb 16, 1937
  8. Robin Longbottom
  9. The Times Nov 23, 1932
  10. The Times Feb 22, 1933
  11. The Times, 10 March 1948