|Re: Keokuk Dam & 25Hz Power|
|Robert Bonomi (email@example.com)|
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 03:25:14 -0000
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John McHarry|
> When I was young I was told that the dam at Keokuk, IA generated 25Hz
I can confirm that the hydro at Keokuk was 25 Hz. into the 50s, residential
> I was also told that the power was by then converted to 60Hz and fed
That was a relatively _late_ change. Keokuk was isolated from the
> Whether I was told so, or figured out later, this must have been done
Nope; no 'nastier' than any other 'motor generator' set.
Or any other generator driven by a rotating shaft, for that matter.
> The dam is still generating electricity, but the old generators and
The 25Hz facility was completely off-line and cold by the mid 70s.
If it has been re-activated, I'd agree it is virtually certain to be
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