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which was the first hydroelctric powerplant Is it Appleton, Wisconsin or in the niagra falls built by Nikola Tesla

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Hi Amjad,  

The very first was in 1878 in Northumberland in the UK.  This was followed in 1881 by the direct current generation at Niagra Falls and in 1882 in Appleton Wisconsin with alternating current generation.  

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Archaeologist for the last 30 years. Norh American generalist and Hopwell culture/Red Ocher culture specifically. Lithics Expert and Ground Stone tools.

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