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North East Electric Power Network Advert, 1907

Tyne & Wear Archives, Tyne and Wear

Power, Inventions

1900 – 1945

At the turn of the 20th century, the North East led the way in the distribution and use of electric power across the country.

The availability of affordable electric power attracted many new industries to the North East.

By 1911, NESCo (Newcastle upon Tyne Electrical Supply Company Ltd), led by the commercial vision and engineering skill of local pioneer, Charles Merz, had created the biggest integrated power system in Europe.    
                                                                                                                                                                                      It was the success of the NESCo system that laid the foundations for the creation of a UK wide ‘National Grid’ network. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This advert is on display at Tyne & Wear Archives for June 2013.
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