Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Huncoat Power Station

From Graces Guide

1948 A new generating station was to be constructed by the British Electricity Authority at Huncoat, Accrington, with ultimate capacity of 120,000kW. The initial equipment would be would be two 30,000kW turbo-alternators, generating at llkV, stepped up to 33 kV through machine transformers. There would be three pulverised fuel (coal) boilers. The principal consulting engineers were Messrs. Kennedy and Donkin; Mouchel and Partners, Ltd., were responsible to them for civil engineering works.

1952 The new plant was commissioned and the old one closed down - see Accrington Electricity Works

By 1967 the station capacity was 150 MW

1984 the Huncoat station was closed down

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