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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Answering your questions



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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Check out the progress on our Corliss steam engine restoration!



See what's happening in the museum during the pandemic shutdown here

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Categories: Steam Engines News

Museum Opening



2020 EPHF Events:     On March 17 2020 , in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Alberta declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act. As part of these measures, more stringent rules and recommendations were ...

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SingularityU After Dark At Rossdale

A special event in the Rossdale Power Plant



Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build a better future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations ...

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Emerson Repulsion Start Induction Run AC Motor



The Emerson 1901 ½ HP Single Phase AC motor. The repulsion-start induction-run motor, starts as a repulsion motor and runs as an Induction motor.  The advantage of this starting scheme provided greater starting torque than a split phase motor ...

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Categories: Motors Collection
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Thomson Houston 1880's Dynamo Generator

An 1880's Thomson Dynamo runs again to celebrate 125 years of electric lights in Edmonton.



  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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Categories: Generators Collection

Commodore AL-1000 Desktop Calculator c.1968



The Commodore AL-1000 programmable calculator in the collection was originally purchased for use in the Administration building on the grounds of the Rossdale power plant. This was a very sophisticated machine for the time, although not surprisingly it ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

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 Collection

Mercury Arc Rectifier

1920s to 1990s



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 Collection

Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine

1903



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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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2020

Unfortunately, due to the novel corona virus global pandemic, the EPHF museum will remain closed this summer and fall.  

Depending on the status of covid-19, The Leduc Country Lights may be back November 28 to Dec 31, 2020, however the EPHF museum will be closed during this event.

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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