DC might be better bet now, but AC is firmly entrenched
By Richard Brill
Dec. 18, 2015
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BURNDY LIBRARY / NYT
Nikola Tesla — pictured in his laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1899 as a Tesla coil discharged millions of volts — won the argument to transmit electricity over utility grids using alternating current. But direct current may be a better choice for modern electricity transmission.