Power grid and how it works

A power grid is a network of connected electrical cables and electrical systems that generates and distributes electricity to the community through cable lines that are powered through the use of coal, natural gas, hydroelectric dam, wind, solar, and also nuclear power plants

What makes up power grid?

  • Generators; there are different power plants ranging from coal burn plant, hydroelectric, solar, wind and also nuclear powered plant. The location of such plants varies from location and distance from the users.
  • Transmission cables or lines; this are the huge high up electric cables that are seen along the country sides. Transmission cables helps to carry the electricity produced to the customers.
  • Distribution; this are wires that takes the electricity from the transmission wires in the transformer to individual houses.

When the electricity finally gets to the consumers, the transmission grids ends. Consumers can now use the electricity for personal use. The amount of electricity consumer use is called LOAD.

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