On November 15th, 1896, the world’s first long-distance alternating current transmission occurred, traveling from Niagara Falls to Buffalo, NY. It was installed by the Westinghouse Corporation, using technology developed by the inventor Nikola Tesla. This nascent electrical grid quickly spread across New York State to New York City, then around the world.
Today, that vision for a clean energy revolution is being fulfilled by Viridi. Through its distributed lithium-ion technology battery systems, Viridi is optimizing the way energy is harnessed, and for the first time in history, eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
Every second, 3,160 tons of water flow over Niagara Falls. The power plants there are capable of producing close to 4.9 million kilowatts of electricity. With Viridi’s distributed energy storage technology, that same energy puts 3 times more power where it’s needed, without any additional investment in our existing electrical grid.
Nearly 130 years after Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse commercialized and scaled fully renewable hydroelectric generation in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world, Viridi is optimizing the way we distribute and manage that energy, leading the world to a zero-carbon energy future.
McGee, Martin. “Another Voice: Nikola Tesla’s Greatest Achievement Occurred in WNY.” Buffalo News. Accessed June 28, 2022