This DVD shows how electricity is made." It uses video tours hosted by power plant managers to explain how generation stations produce millions of watts of electricity from enormous generators. All types of power plants are covered: coal, gas, oil, hydro, and nuclear -- plus solar and wind sites.
Historians chronicle the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse that set the course for the future of energy delivery. (Edison lost.)
While the basic technology of power generation has remained constant for decades, continual improvements and refinements are making present-day plants more efficient and powerful.
50 minutes, by The History Channel