The Electricity Supply Board
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Browne, R. F. 'The Electricity Supply Board'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVIII, Part V, 1951/1952, pp564-584
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Within recent years the supply, of electricity has moved into a position of a definite importance in our everyday activities. There are many reasons for this, but chief amongst them is its great adaptability for use as a service in industry, and as an agent which in many ways supplants manual labour, directly and indirectly. The World is constantly seeking labour-saving devices, and in electricity has found the most promising potentialities towards this objective. The gradual improvement in the standard of living in the twentieth century has carried with it increasing demands for comfort and convenience. In consequence^ the demand for electricity has tended to exceed supply, and the evidence of this is now almost universal. Under normal conditions this situation might not have developed, but war has had the effect of slowing down the delivery of electrical plant, and at the same time, by reason of labour scarcity, of pressing forward the demand for electricity. The service, although so apparently simple, has an exceedingly complex background.
Description:Read before the Society, 13 June 1952
Author: Browne, R. F.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXVIII, Part V, 1951/1952
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