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Electrifying the Piedmont Carolinas: The Beginning of the Duke Power Company, 1904-1925 - Part I

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The first in a series of articles examining of the formative years of industrial electric supply systems, specifically the Southern Power Company that would become the Duke Power Company in 1924. The Duke company differed from most other investor-owned utilities in that the power was generated from a single system, it was financially autonomous thanks to the large investment of capital from the Duke brothers, plants and dams were designed and built by in-house engineers, the dams provided conservation benefits long before such things were mandated or tax funded, and Duke power became a national leader in its field by pioneering with numerous technologies.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 76 Issue 4, Oct 1999, p410-440, il, por, map, f