Jeppe Street Power Station Blue Plaque - Heritage Portal - 2012

This was the last and largest of three steam driven power stations built in Newtown to supply electricity to Johannesburg. Constructed between 1927 and 1934, it consisted originally of a shorter Turbine Hall and a single “North Boiler House”. The station could not keep up with the City’s demand for electricity, and so , in 1934, the South Boiler House ws built, and the Turbine Hall extended. However, demand still outstripped supply. In 1942, Orlando Power Station began to take over the supply of electricity to Johannesburg.

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Cnr. Ntemi Piliso and Jeppe Street, Newtown. Portion 1 of Lot 599, Newtown

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