One of the things we take for granted today is electricity. We plug stuff in and the stuff whirrs to life, lights up, cools down, washes our clothes, cooks our food, and so on and so on. We tend to only notice electricity when something goes wrong, during a power outage or when the things we plug in don’t work.
It wasn’t always that way.
In many ways, electricity is a new thing. We’re not much more than 130 years out since mankind first harnessed electricity for productive use, and much less farther away from when electricity became a business. Today, we are familiar with long-distance powerlines hanging overhead, running through the landscape, but we are less familiar with the generation facility at the other end of those lines. Driving through the Midwest and rural areas in other parts of the country, we might spot wind farms…
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