Electric Power History

When you ask someone about electrical history (even engineers) you will often find that they know little besides the big names of Faraday, Edison, Tesla and Marconi. In the following pages we have tracked down and compiled a rich history which tells a story far deeper than any popular film has shown yet. Discover the real story and mysteries behind the chaotic and innovative early days of electric power.

Various projects over the years have let us to track down certain parts of electric power history and we have published results on the following pages:


AC Power History


Main Page on AC Grid History

AC Power Sites we cover:

You can find more information on the subject of early electricity on our many biographic pages on our Engineering Hall of Fame.

Check the latest articles on electrical history from our blogs:

The Edison Tech Center Blog – GRID HISTORY

Electrical Lighting Blog

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