Discussion on “central station power for mines” (Jenks) and “characteristics of substation loads at the anthracite collieries of the D.L. & W. Ry. Co.” (Warren and Biesecker), Pittsburgh, Pa., April 18, 1913 (see proceedings for April, 1913)

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 December 1913
Volume: 32
Page(s): 2,234 - 2,243
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1913.6660808



Graham Bright: Mr. Jenks has given us some very interesting historical matter. In the first part of his paper he mentions the early prejudice of the operators in regard to the purchase of central station power. I think this early prejudice was justifiable, when we consider that central stations had not made any records for themselves, and the operator had no way of telling what the continuity of service was going to be. As we know, in any new industry the pioneer usually stands the cost of development while those who follow reap the benefits, and you can hardly blame those early operators for having a prejudice against the use of central station power.