Economies to be derived from the utilization of water powers of low head in the Central West

Author(s): Dugald C. Jackson
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1906
Volume: 25
Page(s): 515 - 530
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1906.6742227



The necessity for the utmost reduction in the cost of their product is being pressed more determinedly upon the electric generating companies located in the smaller cities of the central west as the use of the electric current becomes more generalized. The extension and generalization of the use of current also goes hand in hand with, and is encouraged by reduction in the cost of the plant output, since a generating company may obviously increase its sales at a rapidly accelerating rate as the price of its product falls.