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Kirkstall Power Station

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1919 Due to the growth in demand for electricity in Leeds, the Electricity Committee of the City Council were advised that preparations should be made for building a new generating station.

An opportunity later occurred for the purchase of the Kirkstall site

1926 the Corporation acquired the 104 acre site, with a bridge giving access to it.

1927 the Electricity Commissioners empowered the Corporation to proceed with construction

1928 Specifications for the construction were issued.

1930 The first electricity was suppled to the distribution system in October.

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