Workmen with one of the two Westinghouse alternators used in the original 1891 Ames Hydroelectric AC power installation
Interior view, 1895 Ames powerhouse
Overall view of Ames plant, early 20th century
2010 exterior view of Ames Power Station, built 1905.

One of the first commercial system to produce and transmit alternating current (AC) electricity for industrial use and one of the first AC hydro-electric plants ever constructed.

- Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant

Ames is the site of the world's first system to generate and transmit alternating current electricity for industrial purposes (mining), the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant.

- Ames, Colorado

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