1903 - Shawinigan Falls, Canada

This project was led by engineers fresh from Niagara. It was another grand design, with 30,000 horsepower initially and a potential of more than 100,000. The plant at the right in the picture above transmitted only 6000 of those horsepower to Montreal. The transmission line was 84 miles long and was energized at 53kV in Feb. 1903. The entire line, including the special M-3250 insulator, was designed by Ralph D. Mershon.



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