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London’s Battersea Power Station regains its energy

The iconic UK power station gets a new lease of life

AT its peak, the Battersea Power Station in London produced one-fifth of the city's electricity, including to notable landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Carnaby Street and Wimbledon.

Work on the coal-fired power station began in 1929. It first generated electricity in 1933, from one turbine hall with two chimneys. With London needing more power, a second turbine hall was later built, with two more chimneys that were completed in 1955.

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