125 years of electric light

My latest article for the Lambton Local is out – this month on the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Lambton electric light system with its generating station.

Electric Light Station

Lambton Power Station. 1890.

Electric Light Station

Lambton Power Station. 1890.

This month’s topic has particular interest to me, as in a former career I worked in a number of power stations in the state.

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Eraring Power Station. 1984.

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Eraring Power Station. 1984.

While the generators in the Lambton Electric Light Station were rather endearingly named “Amy” and “Thirza”, the generators in the power stations I worked in were rather prosaically named “No. 1 generator”, “No.2 generator” …

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