New age of power generation
Further along the river from Greenwich, another power station was built at Deptford in 1889 by Sebastian de Ferranti. He was the chief engineer at the London Electric Supply Corporation.
|Aerial view of Deptford power station in 1925. © NMM|
It was the world's first modern high pressure power station. It introduced a new age in the scale and capacity of electricity generation.
The station was located on a 1.2-hectare (3-acre) site at the Stowage. It housed four 10,000- horsepower engines and four 500-ton alternators. </
|Deptford power station in 1890. © NMM|