Taylors Lane Power Station
|Taylor's Lane Power Station|
Taylor's Lane Power Station
Location of Taylor's Lane Power Station in Greater London
|Commission date||1903 and 1979|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas-fired|
|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. Capacity rose from 300 KW in 1903 to 28.6 MW in 1937. This station closed in 1972.
The current station was opened in 1979 by the Central Electricity Generating Board. It is now operated by E.On. It is 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.
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