Suggested Grid in the United States


    CONFERENCES have recently been taking place in Washington with the officials of some fifty large public utility companies operating in the eastern part of the United States to explore the possibilities of constructing a series of high-voltage lines interconnecting the larger generating plants and power-consuming centres in this area, including both private and public developments. According to the Electrical Reviewof February 9, although up to the present no definite plan has actually been made public, the proposals include connecting links that would make it possible to interchange power whenever necessary between such major load centres as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, and possibly Birmingham. Connexions would be made with all major generating stations, both steam and hydro-electric, without regard to whether they are controlled by private capital, municipalities, or the Federal Government.

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    Suggested Grid in the United States. Nature 145, 418 (1940).

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