Let There Be Light!
At that moment Thomas Edison said; "Let there be light," and behold, there was light! Quite loud cheers arose from the village crowd, heralding Edison's success. For the first time in history incandescent light was steadily and brightly shining through many of the windows in the charismatic Brockton town centre! Obviously very pleased, Thomas Edison spent another hour personally fine tuning his superb machinery! At about 8:00 pm on the dot, all eyes were resolutely upon the greatest inventor the world has ever known! As the alert eyed and prematurely iron gray genius calmly made known that his idiosyncratic Massachusetts operation was a complete success!
By demonstrating the world's first prototype of a truly profitable and standardised three-wire central power plant, Thomas Edison had just manifested his four year old dream of creating the first genuinely complete and perfect system of centralised electrical generation and distribution! The original 110-220 DC circuit was so small it could barely power a dog house that included all the elements that would readily enabled it!
A C Current and Electric Motors!
Thomas Edison initially felt very comfortable with. Thomas Edison's primary objective at this time was to show how effectively he could generate and distribute a safe and economical form of electricity that would power his latest long lasting new type bulbs, small motors, and appliances, or anything else that was electro-mechanically essential in a community or metropolitan setting. Moreover, as a result, its off peak and night time accumulator battery backup system and underground wiring rendered it far more in harmony with the concept of energy conservation and aesthetics than the humongous wholly AC systems that have grown out of what came into vogue 13 years later. It should be noted here that, initially, it was not practical to use alternating current in connection with electric motors nor was readily evident to be adapted for use in electroplating, deposition, charging accumulators!
Canada's Hydro-Electric Stations!
Several of the later publications, show that the marvellous discoveries associated with AC current! The AC alternate current was not to be as some had readily declared, would obliterate the magnitude of Direct Current! Several sub-regional DC/AC currents in operation was still flourishing in the late 20thcentury in USA, Canada, England and France, nevertheless, it is significant that during the latter half of
the energy hungry 20th century, there have been a number of direct current infiltration which guarantee its continued use and further development. For example, improvements in transformers, exploitation of solar, tidal, and wind power, and the modern development of the clever Thomas Edison's turn of the century invention of the dry cell alkaline battery have made DC current the best method for powering motors in electric cars, portable tools, space vehicles, computers, cell phones. Accordingly, there is little question that DC transmission itself also has an important future, its present use between two major northern and southern Manitoba, Canada's hydro-electric stations had proven highly successful!