Otto von Guericke invented a machine that produced static electricity.
Robert Boyle discovered that electric force could be transmitted through a vacuum and observed attraction and repulsion.
Stephen Gray's discovery of the conduction of electricity.
Charles Francois du Fay discovered that electricity comes in two forms which he called resinous(-)and vitreous(+).
Benjamin Franklin and Ebenezer Kinnersley later renamed the two forms as positive and negative.
Georg Von Kleist discovered that electricity was controllable. Dutch physicist, Pieter van Musschenbroek invented the "Leyden Jar" the first electrical capacitor. Leyden jars store static electricity.
Westinghouse demonstrates "universal system" of generation and distribution at Chicago exposition.
In Austin, Texas, the first dam designed specifically for hydroelectric power built across Colorado River is completed.
Electron discovered by J. J. Thomson.
Highest voltage transmission line 60 Kilovolt.
5-Megawatt turbine for Fisk St. Station (Chicago).
First successful gas turbine (France). World’s first all turbine station (Chicago). Shawinigan Water & Power installs world’s largest generator (5,000 Watts) and world’s largest and highest voltage line—136 Km and 50 Kilovolts (to Montreal). Electric vacuum cleaner. Electric washing machine.
John Ambrose Fleming invented the diode rectifier vacuum tube.
in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the first low head hydro plant with direct connected vertical shaft turbines and generators is opened.
In Ilchester, Maryland, a fully submerged hydroelectric plant is built inside Ambursen Dam.
Lee De Forest invented the electric amplifier.
The first pumped storage plant is opened in Switzerland.
Ernest R. Rutherford measured the distribution of an electric charge within the atom.
Willis Haviland Carrier disclosed his basic Rational Psychrometric Formulae to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The formula still stands today as the basis in all fundamental calculations for the air conditioning industry.
R. D. Johnson invents the differential surge tank and Johnson invents hydrostatic penstock valve.
Electric refrigerator is invented. Robert Millikan measured the electric charge on a single electron.
Hydracone draft tube patented by W. M. White.
First U.S. station to only burn pulverized coal is opened.
Connecticut Valley Power Exchange (CONVEX) starts, pioneering interconnection between utilities.
Construction of Boulder Dam begins.
The Public Utility Holding Company Act is passed. The Federal Power Act is passed. The Securities and Exchange Commission is established. The Bonneville Power Administration is established.
The first night baseball game in major leagues is played made possible by electric lighting.
Highest steam temperature reaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit vs. 600 degrees Fahrenheit in early
287 Kilovolt line runs 266 miles to Boulder (Hoover) Dam.
The Rural Electrification Act is passed.
The transistor is invented .
The first 345 Kilovolt transmission line is laid.
The first nuclear power station ordered.
The first high voltage direct current (HVDC) line (20 megawatts/1900 Kilovolts, 96 Km).