DC generation back during Edison.... Hi all, As most EE's know, back in the late 1800's, there was a debate on how electricity should be generated and distributed. Edison was the advocate of distributing DC electricity (since he owned all the appropriate patents) while Westinghouse and Tesla advocated the use of AC electricity. Clearly history was kind to Westinghouse and Tesla in this regard. I am wondering though, how did Edison generate his form of electricity? I simply cannot imagine "huge vats" of galvanic cells distributing electricity to a nearby town. Regards!