Archive: History

The engine room of the Falk Co. power plant in Milwaukee, Wis., included a 550-kW main generator and a 125-kW auxiliary generator, both driven by Allis-Chalmers horizontal cross-compound Corliss engines.

From the Pages of POWER Magazine: #TBT #ThrowbackThursdays

In early 1882, U.S. industry was still heavily dependent on the water wheel, and many housewives cooked on wood-burning stoves. Power was made where it was used because there was no effective means of transmitting energy long distances. But 1882 was a year of dramatic changes. The world was just beginning to grasp the implications of a new, incredibly versatile […]

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Owners’ decisions last year to abandon two under-construction reactor units isn’t unprecedented. Over the short course of
nuclear power’s history in the U.S., more than 100 reactors (of about 230 projects scrutinized by the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission [NRC] and its predecessor the Atomic Energy Commission) have been canceled—nearly half of which had
already begun construction. Many had been faced with increasing uncertainties concerning low forecasted load; construction
financing constraints and reversals; state certification hurdles; and challenges to nuclear profitability posed by the
growing share of coal plants at the time. The graphic below offers a sampling of projects that have been abandoned. For
more detail, see a supplement associated with this infographic at www.powermag.com. Note: All dollar figures are from the
corresponding year. Source: NRC

THE BIG PICTURE: Abandoned Nuclear

This month’s THE BIG PICTURE infographic is accompanied by an interactive map. For more, visit: http://www.powermag.com/interactive-map-abandoned-nuclear-power-projects/

Owners’ decisions last year to abandon two under-construction reactor units isn’t unprecedented. Over the short course of
nuclear power’s history in the U.S., more than 100 reactors (of about 230 projects scrutinized by the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission [NRC] and its predecessor the Atomic Energy Commission) have been canceled—nearly half of which had
already begun construction. Many had been faced with increasing uncertainties concerning low forecasted load; construction
financing constraints and reversals; state certification hurdles; and challenges to nuclear profitability posed by the
growing share of coal plants at the time. The graphic below offers a sampling of projects that have been abandoned. For
more detail, see a supplement associated with this infographic at www.powermag.com. Note: All dollar figures are from the
corresponding year. Source: NRC

THE BIG PICTURE: Abandoned Nuclear Power Projects (Interactive Map)

A supplement to POWER‘s February 2018 THE BIG PICTURE print infographic, this interactive map offers a sampling of nuclear plant projects that have been abandoned. Double click on the map to activate the zoom function. Click on “Map Overview” to zoom out. Scroll down for an overview. Note: All dollar figures are from the corresponding year. Source: NRC […]

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Test Your Knowledge: Power History

The history of power generation is long and convoluted, marked by myriad technological milestones—conceptual and technical—from hundreds of contributors. Many accounts begin power’s story at the demonstration of electric conduction by Englishman Stephen Gray, which led to the 1740 invention of glass friction generators in Leyden, Germany. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge […]

In November 1939, POWER’s Editor Philip Swain and Associate Editor S.A. Tucker published this extraordinary article about what a war could mean for the power business. “We present here what we believe to be an informed appraisal of the situation, particularly as it affects the men responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of power plants.”
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From POWER’s Archives: On the Precipice of War

POWER magazine has been the voice of the industry for 135 years—and its rich archive is a rare chronicle of the uncertainties that the power sector has always faced. In September 1939, two months before this piece was published, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, prompting the UK—and within hours—Australia, India, New Zealand, and France to declare […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: The History of Power

During its 135-year history, POWER magazine’s pages have reflected the fast-changing evolution of the technologies and markets that characterize the world’s power sector today. —Copy and artwork by Sonal Patel, a POWER associate editor

From the very beginning, POWER has kept editorial pace with fast-developing technology and a market strongly influenced by economic growth. As was common for early business magazines, POWER has been an outlet for technical content, but it has also reflected the proliferation of new products, scientific advances, and a large volume of news.

135th Anniversary—The History of POWER magazine

POWER magazine was launched in 1882, just as the world was beginning to grasp the implications of a new, versatile form of energy: electricity. During its 135-year history, the magazine’s pages have reflected the fast-changing evolution of the technologies and markets that characterize the world’s power sector today. The History of POWER is the History […]

1980s:  In 1982, POWER magazine celebrated its 100th anniversary. From the very beginning, POWER has kept editorial pace with fast-developing technology, and a market strongly influenced by economic growth. As it had through its first 100 years, during the past 35 years, POWER’s editorial pages reflected the proliferation of new products and scientific advances. It is also a primary outlet for technical papers.

135th Anniversary—Excerpts from the pages of POWER (SLIDESHOW)

POWER magazine—the oldest-running trade publication for power generators in the world—has since its establishment in 1882 been a valuable resource for business and technology developments. Here are compelling excerpts from the magazine’s voluminous pages over the 14 decades it has been published. Source: POWER magazine archives. All rights reserved.  —Sonal Patel, a POWER associate editor […]