The use of electric power in the mining of anthracite coal

Author(s): J. B. Crane
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 1918
Volume: 37
Page(s): 1,197 - 1,202
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1918.6591755



This paper gives figures as to the power cost and current consumption of anthracite mines and the reasons for these being in excess of the requirements bituminous mines. Estimates are also given as to the additional coal that will be released by the electrification of the anthracite mines. Illustrations are included showing representative installations of electric drive.