Historical Energy Events

  • Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin
    Proved that static electricity and lighting were the same. This paved electricity for the future.
  • Humphry Davy

    Humphry Davy
    First Effective "Arc Lamp"
  • Hans Christian Oersted

    Hans Christian Oersted
    Confirmed relationship between electricity and magnetism.
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    First Electric Motor
  • Joseph Henry

    Joseph Henry
    Invented the electrical relay. This is to send electrical currents lon distcane.
  • Sir William Robert Grove

    Sir William Robert Grove
    First fuel cell, device that produces electrical energy by containing hydrogen and oxygen.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Invented incasdescent light bulbs that could be used for about 40 hours before going/burning out. HIs bulb could be used for 1200 hours by 1880.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Opened the Pearl Street Station which was the first central electric power plant. It could power up to 5,000 lights.
  • William Stanley

    William Stanley
    Invented coil transform and an alternating current electric system.
  • Russia

    World's First Nuclear Power Plant