Taylors Lane Power Station

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Taylor's Lane Power Station
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Taylor's Lane Power Station
Taylors Lane Power Station is located in Greater London
Taylors Lane Power Station
Location of Taylor's Lane Power Station in Greater London
Country England
Location Greater London
Coordinates 51°32′46″N 0°15′27″W / 51.54600°N 0.25750°W / 51.54600; -0.25750Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 0°15′27″W / 51.54600°N 0.25750°W / 51.54600; -0.25750
Commission date 1903 and 1979
Operator(s) E.On
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas-fired
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 132MW[1]
grid reference TQ209844

Taylor's Lane Power Station is an open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) station, situated in Willesden, north-west London.


The first, coal-fired, station was built in 1903 by Willesden Urban District Council and sold to the North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Co. (Northmet) in 1904.[2] Capacity rose from 300 KW in 1903 to 28.6 MW in 1937.[3] This station closed in 1972.[2]

The current station was opened in 1979 by the Central Electricity Generating Board. It is now operated by Uniper.[4] It can be operated remotely from Enfield Power Station and has two generator units fired on gas-oil with a capacity of 132 MW. Each unit uses 4 gas generators derived from the Rolls-Royce Olympus jet engine.[1]

In 2011, in the Lost episode of series 14 of the BBC thriller Silent Witness, a body is found in a lane beside the power station.


  1. ^ a b "Taylor's Lane - E.ON". E.ON. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'Willesden: Public services'". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 232-236. Victoria County History. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "LONDON ELECTRICITY BOARD (LEB) PRE-VESTING UNDERTAKINGS (1882 - 1948) LMA/4278/01 1883 - 2003". National Archives. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Power stations in the United Kingdom, May 2008 (DUKES 5.11)". Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 

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