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Kensington Court Generating Station

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1887 Kensington Court, London, was a new housing estate of a hundred residences; it was connected to a subterranean direct current generating network powered by seven steam engines. The Kensington Court Electric Lighting Company was one of the earliest public power supply schemes and became a model for much of what was to follow. This was Crompton's best remembered public scheme.

1888 succeeded by the Kensington and Knightsbridge Electric Lighting Company

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