History of William Stanley and Great Barrington AC transmission

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Journal of Electricity, Power and Gas

San Francisco, CA, United States
vol. 12, no. 8, p. 160, col. 1,2


WILLIAM STANLEY.

 

Mr. William Stanley, the central figure of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers convention recently in session at Great Barrington, Mass, is the man whose achievements gave start to the electrical progress in the Berkshires, which has made that section of Massachusetts famous the world over as the center of development of things electrical.

It was in the town of Great Barrington that William Stanley demonstrated to the world the commercial feasibility of the alternating current system, thus providing the means by which electricity could be served through comparatively small