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November 19, 2007

The end of an era

Wow! I had no idea that one of Edison's original DC stations was still running.

Off Goes the Power Current Started by Thomas Edison
By Jennifer 8. Lee
November 14, 2007, 12:53 pm

Today, Con Edison will end 125 years of direct current electricity service that began when Thomas Edison opened his Pearl Street power station on Sept. 4, 1882. Con Ed will now only provide alternating current, in a final, vestigial triumph by Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, Mr. Edison’s rivals who were the main proponents of alternating current in the AC/DC debates of the turn of the 20th century.

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Posted by joke du jour at November 19, 2007 05:16 PM

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