Home Electricity Origins


You use electricity every day. It lights your house, heats your food and powers your computer. But where does it come from? Electricity begins with powerful turbines located in power plants. These turbines use mechanical energy and magnets to create electric energy, which is then dispersed through heavy, thick power cables to your home.

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Home Electricity Journey


Once electricity leaves the power plant, how does it get from there to your home? After all, the electricity that leaves the power plant is not only far away, it's also at much too high a voltage to be used safely at home. Luckily, the electricity flows through a system of transformers and substations which breakup and reroute the electricity coming through, while also reducing the voltage to some-thing more usable inside a home. By the time it reaches your meter, the electricity is safe to use.