Super Power and Giant Power

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Social and economic changes comparable in importance to those brought about by the introduction of steam power are expected to result from recent technical advances in the generation and transmission of electric energy, and the accompanying expansion of the electrical industries of the United States. The rapid shift from steam to electric power in industry, and various economic developments which have been attributed to this change during the last five years, suggest that the “electrical age” may in the future be dated from 1920, and that some of the transformations it promises are already well under way.

The development known as superpower - a linking together of the most efficient power facilities over wide areas for maximum use - has made notable progress since 1920 ...

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