Program: America Revealed
Episode: Birth of the Power Grid
On September 4th 1882 Thomas Edison switched on America's first central power plant in Lower Manhatten, New York. In this data visualization we can track when in history, power to all parts of America was switched on. We can see how inter-linking power lines over time have created one large network.• Visit the Birth of the Power Grid webpage
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Premiere Date: 04/25/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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