Discussion on “the maximum distance to which power can be economically transmitted,” at Pittsburg, Pa., January 9, 1905

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 February 1905
Volume: 24
Page(s): 78 - 100
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1905.6742345



S. M. Kintner: The author has given us a paper that is exceedingly broad in its scope, so broad that few, if any, are in a position to check it. The author has probably got more good out of the paper than any one else, in the very thorough investigation that was necessary for its preparation. In saying this it is not intended to detract from its value, for it is the belief of the speaker that this paper will prove of great value to more of us when we learn more about the constants involved and when higher pressures and larger powers are used commercially. The author has committed himself to but few engineering points, but some of these involve quantities of such magnitude that one is astonished in considering them, yet that is no reason for condemning the paper.