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Brimsdown Power Station

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1904 The station was brought into operation by the North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Co

1907 officially opened. The station was used primarily to supply the local tramways. Coal was supplied by barge or by rail.

Between 1924 and 1955, extensions of the station were constructed, supplying power to the wider area of Enfield and parts of Essex.

1926 First extension of 40 MW

Only known British example of the Loeffler boiler system, which overcame metallurgical and feedwater quality problems

1974 Station decommissioned

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