Sunday, July 25, 2010
AC or DC?
Today in Telluride I had some free time and so I hiked up the valley towards Bridal Veil falls. It turns out this is a very historic location because it is the location of the worlds first commercial AC power plant. It was built by Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. This led to "the war of currents" with General Electric Current (headed by Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan) who were advocating DC power.