The kite experiment was used to monitor electricity.
The line stretched from Washington all the way to Baltimore.
Thomas Edison opened the station, which was one of the first electricity‐generating plants.
Continuing through the stock market crash of 1929 (which destroyed holding company value), the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and into Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential campaign.
It increased the breadth of its powers, and soon thereafter passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act.
It helped promote significant growth in gas‐fired, electricity‐generating capacity and marked the beginning of competition in the electric power industry.