27th July 1925

Jersey power station opens for business

Jersey residents enjoyed a regular electricity supply before the island’s first power station opened – or, at least, some of them did. The Jersey Electricity Company was established in St Helier in April 1924 and, in July the following year, it opened its first power station. Located at the end of Albert Pier, it was also home to an electrical devices showroom, which showed the benefits locals could enjoy if they connected themselves to the nascent grid. It worked. Within five years, more than 1000 had signed up and, by the time this had doubled in the early 1930s, it was obvious that the existing power station wasn’t going to keep up with demand. A second station opened at Queen’s Road in 1934, just in time to floodlight the new airport.


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