History of Japan’s first commercial hydroelectric generation at keage power station

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Kyoto Prefecture launched the `Lake Biwa Canal Project' in 1881, intending to channel water from Lake Biwa to Kyoto. Its original objective was to use the water for waterway transportation, water wheels, irrigation, fire-fighting, etc., but midway through its construction work the project was refined so as to include the hydroelectric power generation… (More)

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