Fun Facts with Joe: Natural Gas & Electricity

Did you know that Pearl Street Station in Manhattan, New York, was the first central power plant in the United States? Built by the Edison Illuminating Company, it started generating electricity on September 4, 1882 serving a load of 85 customers with 400 lamps. Two years later, the company served 508 customers with 10,164 lamps. Sadly, the plant burnt down in 1890.

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