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Date 3-5 Aug. 2007

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  • 2007 IEEE conference on the history of electric power

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): i
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  • 2007 IEEE conference on the history of electric power conference proceedings

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  • [Copyright and reprint permission]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): iii
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):iv - v
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  • Introduction

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): vi
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  • History of power systems development in Japan

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 9
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    There are similarities and differences between the study of history in general and that of the history of engineering in particular. Since the study of engineering seeks for the practical use, the productivity of the study will be essentially estimated, if it will meet with the need of human life and society, just like "Innovation," for instance, will be. This paper tries to find some keys for the... View full abstract»

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  • Harnessing the earth: Nikola tesla and the idea of broadcasting electric power, 1890–1905

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 47
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    The paper discusses the history on the work of Nikola Tesla to transmit electric power from one point to another through electromagnetic waves. View full abstract»

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  • Forgotten roots

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):48 - 83
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    This paper presents the history of electric power during the 1885-1965 period that is remembered by very few. It was a period in which coordination and cooperation between companies and among the engineers involved led to great progress. View full abstract»

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  • The Swedish development of turbogenerators with directly water-cooled rotors

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):109 - 116
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    Large steam turbine-driven generators rated at a few hundred MW and higher constitute, in many respects, a big engineering challenge. The Swedish manufacturer of heavy electrical equipment, Asea was faced with this challenge in the late sixties, when the company started to develop such generators for nuclear power plants. Due to the company's background, it was necessary to choose new design conce... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding the history of fuel cells

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):117 - 122
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    Fuel cells are one of the key enabling technologies for future hydrogen economy. For the last 20 years applications for the fuel cells are mostly replacing internal combustions engines, and providing power in stationary and portable power applications. But the history of the fuel cells is more than the last 20 years; actually it has more than 150 years! It is the purpose of this paper to present t... View full abstract»

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  • The power innovation process: Electric technology effects on policy and electricity policy effects on technology

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):123 - 129
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    This article discusses about the electric technology and systems advance within complex economic and political systems. This has been true almost from the beginning of the electric power industry. It is important to appreciate that the feedback flows in both directions. In other words, technology causes some policy changes and policy can cause some technology changes. View full abstract»

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  • “Electric power in Nepal: History, experiences & possibilities.”

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):130 - 139
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    This article basically indicates the historical perspectives of electric power in Nepal but not limited to this only. The present scenario as well as possibilities in future are also the part of the content. The history of electricity development of Nepal is not so old and has crossed 95 years since the start of construction of Pharping Hydroelctric Plant ( 500 KW) in 1911. Today, Nepal has an ele... View full abstract»

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  • Underground secondary AC networks, a brief history

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):140 - 151
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    The first low-voltage AC network system is reported to have been installed in Memphis, Tennessee, c. 1907. The network transformers were supplied by primary feeders through distribution cutouts and were connected to a solid grid of low voltage cables that were protected with fuses. In 1921, improvements were made to the basic system in Seattle, Washington by Puget Sound Power & Light Co. This ... View full abstract»

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  • History of electric power in India (1890 – 1990)

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):152 - 165
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    This paper gives an overview of the origins and development of hydroelectric and thermal power systems in India. Most of the early power generating stations, which were developed when India was a colony of the British, were hydro-electric in nature. These pre-independence generating stations fed loads in the urban areas and electrification of the villages was done mostly after 1947. The Electricit... View full abstract»

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  • Weston was the icon of meters in Japan

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):165 - 170
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    Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation was founded in 1888 and began to manufacture portable direct-current meters. At that time, the electricity power industry emerged in Japan, and in 1888, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) was also established. Many Weston meters were imported to Japan and used by government institutions and universities. Japanese meter manufacturers were ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cell research and development and the pursuit of the technological panacea, 1940–2005

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):171 - 191
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    This paper argues that dreams for a commercial fuel cell have gone consistently unrealized largely because expectations have consistently outpaced the knowledge base. Researchers and their supporters perceived the fuel cell as a hybrid of the conventional galvanic battery and the internal combustion engine, combining the advantages of both without their handicaps. In conventional storage batteries... View full abstract»

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  • Early history of Korean electric light and power development

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):192 - 200
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    This paper attempted to serve as a research for the revival of the electric light plant (Jeondeungso) erected at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1887. This report provided a chronological overview of the development of electric light and power in late Joseon dynasty (Korea) before 1900's. It mainly focused on the establishment of light plant in the palace and the erection of new plant for lighting a d... View full abstract»

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  • Fiftieth anniversary of modern power electronics: The Silicon Controlled Rectifier

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):201 - 211
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    The paper reviews the history, commercialization and the operation of the silicon controlled rectifiers. View full abstract»

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  • Interpreting the early age of electricity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):212 - 221
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    The paper concerns the early age of electricity and addresses the the questions: 1) Why did it take so long for the steady current of the battery to transform our civilization? and, 2) What else was needed, beyond the current of the battery, for the age of electricity finally to take off? View full abstract»

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  • Women working at the manufacture of electrical machinery, 1904: Film and text

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):222 - 233
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    The only significant early industrial films, before 1910, have been made available and show in detail the work conditions for women in heavy industry. These films show Westinghouse workers in 1904 fabricating parts for the rapidly growing electric industry. The literature of women workers from that time provides little insight to their conditions of work which were different from those of textile,... View full abstract»

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  • Recent trends in French historiography on electricity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):234 - 243
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    Beginning practically from scratch about a quarter century ago, a vast storehouse of knowledge has been collected on the history of electricity in France and elsewhere. Caron described the publications by the AHEF as a sort of database. We know a lot more about production and consumption, about companies and people active in the electrical sector, about economic results and social effects, about t... View full abstract»

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  • Carrier-wave telephony over power lines- early history

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):244 - 254
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    In this paper we focus on the early history of using power lines for voice communications, beginning in 1918 and carrying the story forward to the early 1930s, when telephony using power lines had essentially established itself as a mature technology worldwide. View full abstract»

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  • Index

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 255
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  • The slot in the road: Manhattan's forgotten underground electric trolley system

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 22
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