Miesbach–Munich Power Transmission
After the first International Exposition of Electricity was held in Paris in 1881, the German Empire set up a power transmission between a steam engine situated near Miesbach and the glass palace of Munich, where an electricity exhibition opened on 16 September 16, 1882. The voltage used was 2000V direct current, and the distance 57 kilometres. Only 2.5 kilowatts of power (about 1.25 Ampere) was transmitted, which was used to run an artificial waterfall. The system was designed by Oskar von Miller and Marcel Deprez. A simple iron telegraphe wire was used, which failed a few days later.
In later years, Deprez set up a 112 km long DC transmission in France between Creil and Paris, using 6kV.
- "Entwicklung der Gleichstromtechnik im Deutschen Museum in München: Memorialchart for the first transmission of electrical energy over a large distance". Retrieved 2007-12-02. Note the voltage of 1,400 V
- Jos Arrillaga (1998). High Voltage Direct Current Transmission. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). p. 1. ISBN 978-0-85296-941-0. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
- "Von Miesbach nach München - die erste Fernübertragung von elektrischem Strom. Pioniertat durch Oscar von Miller". Retrieved 2007-12-02.
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