In 1914 the Markinch Power Station, as it was then known opened to supply steam and electricity to the paper mill on the same site.
Built with originally with two generating sets the site was soon expanded to add two more.
Later in 1951 the power station was upgraded with three Parsons generating sets that were able to run with coal and oil.
Another expansion was made to house a fourth turbine. Strangely this was giving off a fair amount of heat on our visit but it certainly hadn't been running recently.
In 1999 a gas conversion was made to create cleaner energy however this wasn't enough and a biomass power plant was built on the site in 2012. At the time it was the largest most powerful biomass plant in the UK.
Even though there is a modern control room all the original control panels are still left in the turbine hall, which really does add to the character of the place.
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