Power: WESTward Ho!

The West customarily thinks big, but the new plan was impressive even by Western standards. It called for the creation of the world's largest electric-power complex, which would dwarf the TVA and the Grand Coulee Dam, produce as much power as 17 Aswan high dams (or about a 36 million-kw. generating capacity) and make Russia's biggest hydroelectric project at Bratsk in Siberia seem modest. Ten Western power companies and the municipally owned Los Angeles Water & Power Dept. announced last week that they expect to spend $10.5 billion on this project in the next two decades to serve...

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