Evaluating History—The Edison Sault Powerhouse

by J. Craig Johnson, EWI Engineering Associates, Minneapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


The hydroelectric facility owned by the Edison Sault Electric Company at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan was an engineering marvel when it was designed and constructed. This paper explores the history of this remarkable facility from a civil engineering viewpoint as well as how it performs against today's design standards.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Building design | Hydro power | Electric power | Dam failures | Engineering history | Standards and codes | Engineering firms | Michigan | United States

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