The Star That Sparked Europe’s Power Grid

By | April 29, 2010

Europe’s electrical integration began modestly in 1958, with a 220-kilovolt link joining France, Germany, and Switzerland. Known as the Star of Laufenburg, that connection, which was the first high-tension link for the
three countries, is being honored as an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. Learn about this breakthrough at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/16242/1324562

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