ELECTRICITY First came to Larne in 1892

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ELECTRICITY First came to Larne in 1892

Post by irishgen » 21 Oct 2003, 08:22

ELECTRICITY First came to Larne in 1892 when the "Larne Electric Light and Power Company" installed two small AC generators turned by belts from two steam engines.

Once transformed this gave a supply of 100 cycles at 110 volts. and at first was used to power fourteen street lights and also a few houses. The electricity was only available from dusk until midnight.

Then in 1916 they changed over to a gas powered engine and altered the supply to Direct Current and for the first time gave a 24 hour service. There later followed the building of two power stations and increased generation until by 1939 the Antrim Electricity Supply Company was powering about two thousand Larne customers



borrowed from :-http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-nireland/

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