"War Time" implemented as an energy-saving measure
Proponents of the measure, including including President Roosevelt, have asserted -that the advanced time would contribute to the nation's available electric power supply by leveling off some of the demand peaks. One pre-war estimate was that 750,000 kilowatts of power capacity, capacity, equal to about 1,000,000 horsepower horsepower for industry, would be saved. saved. The Federal Power Commission Commission plans to make a detailed study in an effort to measure accurately accurately the effect of "daylight saving' 1 time.