Hydro – Beginnings: The Birth of the Grid
- Aug 5, 2021 2:56 pm GMT
This is the first part of a multi-post series on hydropower. This part will focus on the U.S. history of hydroelectric generation. Although using flowing water to perform various types of work dates to ancient times, using this renewable energy source to generate electric power was born gradually from many inventions by many early engineers and scientists. Then, around 1900, one major project with several parents demonstrated to the world what the modern grid would look like.
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