Map: Detroit Electrical Transmission System 1924


This map demonstrates the electrical system in Detroit as of 1915 projected to 1924. The interconnected dual generating plant system in the city supplied over 300 miles of electrical cable across the city. However, by 1922 the Detroit system was becoming strained for capacity. As the surrounding region continued to grow the Detroit system became overtaxed and additional plants had to be constructed in Monroe and Marysville to bear the load of the electricity demand.

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