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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation was established as a non-profit society in the late 1980s to preserve Edmonton's unique and fascinating electrical history. Our primary objective is: "To encourage and foster greater interest and awareness of the ...
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Thomson Houston 1880’s Dynamo Generator

  View the Video on you Tube The Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is excited to have this Thomson Houston dynamo running again in time to commemorate the 125th anniversary of electric lights in Edmonton. The first generator to provide electric ...
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Generator Synchronization Interactive Display

A Generator Synchronizing procedure is used to safely connect an A.C. generator to another running generator or to the grid.  Before closing the breaker several conditions have to be met on the incoming machine: The frequency must match the running ...
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Categories: Instruments Museum

Mercury Arc Rectifier

View a Video of an Operating Rectifier Mercury Arc Rectifiers were used to convert Alternating Current (AC) power to Direct Current (DC) power. They were used by Edmonton Power starting in the 1920s until they were phased out in the 1990s. Mercury ...
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Categories: Rectifiers Museum

Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine

The Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine represents several steam engines used in the 1903 generating station. A steam engine is an external combustion heat engine that makes use of the heat energy that exists in steam and converting it to mechanical energy. ...
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Video - Edison Bipolar Dynamo (Generator)

View the Video on you Tube An Edison Direct Current 6 kilowatt, 125-volt, bipolar dynamo/generator comes alive in the Edmonton Power Historical Foundation (ephf.ca) Museum. We restored a vintage 1890 Edison dynamo which now runs as a direct current electric ...
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Categories: Generators News Museum

February 2016 Newsletter

    Edmonton Power Historical Foundation  February 2016 ~ Newsletter ~     Work on our # 10 Rossdale Turbine display is complete except for a few minor touches, but there is still a lot of other work to keep us busy. Our ...
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Spring Show

The EPHF Museum will be open for its Spring show on May 20, 2017.  Our museum is located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Society Grounds, five km west of Leduc off Highway 39. Go North on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) about a mile , the ...
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Museum Opening

2017 EPHF Events:     On May 20, 2017 EPHF Museum will be open for it's Spring Show in conjunction with the Leduc West Show. July 22 and 23, 2017 for our Summer Show in conjunction with the 27th Annual Leduc West Exposition. EPHF will ...
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Skinner Steam Engine

The Skinner Steam Engine drove the GE generator at the Alberta Legislative Assembly building beginning in 1951. It was a three-cylinder Unaflow Engine that allowed the admission of steam to the top and bottom of the steam cylinder. Exhaust was released ...
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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation

The museum is open May 20, July 22 & 23, and Sept 9, 2017.

We are also open to groups by appointment.

If you wish to arrange a tour please contact us via our contact form or at the postal mailing address.

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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