High-potential underground transmission

Author(s): P. Junkersfeld ; E. O. Schweitzer
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 1,463 - 1,491
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742178



Among the many electrical developments of the day the most striking one, the most far reaching in its direct and indirect results, is the successful transmission of energy at greatly increased pressures. From present indications systems operating at potentials of 100,000 volts and over will not be uncommon in a few years, and none dare prophesy what further increase the future has in store. What this means to many communities from an economic and sociologic standpoint can readily be appreciated. Cheap power will enable present industrial communities to improve and new ones to build up in pleasant localities many miles from its source, whether coal or waterfall, and cheap traction will quickly carry their wares to market.