The Water Power Situation, Including its Financial Aspect

Gano Dunn
1916 Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers  
OF PAPER The endeavor of this paper is to present, from the point of view of the engineer, certain aspects of the attitude of capital towards water powers. Actual and threatened laws, popular prejudices, and some cases of unprofitable developments in the past, have retarded the development of water powers, but there are also physical and natural difficulties which handicap hydroelectric as compared with steam-electric plants, and make it essential that a reasonable profit in promotion be
more » ... promotion be offered, in order to induce investment.
doi:10.1109/t-aiee.1916.4765392 fatcat:2vnofmfumbdwpcrs22indwfjxm