OCTOBER

1936

Methods of Obtaining Additional Capacity

1929 set a record year for generating capacity; however, the subsequent years saw a dramatic decrease in energy demand. As industrial work rapidly grows again in 1933, electricity suppliers need to increase capacity by completing new plants, adding capacity as extensions to present plants or rehabilitate existing old plants, creating a boom in the electric industry.

1940

Wartime Safety

Wartime Safety

An air raid shelter in southern England provides 3,000 employees safety from aerial threats. The shelter is sectioned into 28 galleries, each with first aid equipment, a telephone and a radio. A 3-kW engine furnishes emergency power for lighting the shelter, and flashlights are installed at close intervals around the galleries
in case of emergency.

Wartime Safety

1949

Watt-hour Meter Retirement Policies

1987

AM/FM Computer Systems

Electric utilities across the U.S. are switching to automated mapping/facilities management (AM/FM) computer systems. The technology has matured, reduces hardware and software costs, and user appreciation of system capabilities is increasing. AM/FM systems eliminate the need for manual sorting of maps and files to obtain information.

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