Electrification

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Electrification refers to changing a thing or system to operate using electricity. A more specific usage of the word refers to the act or process of building the necessary infrastructure to supply electric power to homes and businesses, especially in rural and isolated areas or the changeover of a railway from (typically) diesel-powered locomotives to electric locomotives. See main article: Railway electrification system The infrastructure required for electrification includes power plants, long haul transmission lines, substations and shorter transmission lines to the end user.

In the United States, widespread rural electrification began with the establishment of the Rural Electric Administration (REA) in 1935 and its associated local Rural Electric Cooperatives.


Electrification pioneers

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