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Homework Help: Edison vs westinghouse

  1. Mar 14, 2009 #1
    when a question is asking for reasons (except technological advantage) why each party held firmly to their own method for generating electricity, what should i consider of , and where can i find those reasons?
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  4. Mar 14, 2009 #3
    thank you!
  5. Mar 14, 2009 #4


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    Edison was thinking of LOTS of small generating stations powering small systems. Westinghouse (thanks to Tesla) was thinking much bigger. You can extend AC systems over very long distances with smaller conductors and reduce the cost of the distribution network and reduce line-losses.
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