By kmpagan
  • Pearl Street Station

    September 4, 1882 the first coal-fired power station was started by Thomas Edison in New York City started running.
  • First Hydroelectric Power Plant Opens

    Began operating in Wisconsin and produced enough electricity to supply three buildings.
  • Experimental Breeder Reactor 1

    Located in Arco, Idaho and world's first nuclear power plant generating electricity. Produced enough electricity to power four 200-watt light bulbs.
  • First Large-Scale Geothermal Plant

    Firat large-scale geothermal plant opens at The Geysers in California and operated by Pacific Gas and Energy.
  • Google Solar Panel Project

    Google solar panel project begins operation installing 9,212 solar panels on the roof of its headquarters complex.