Day: December 27, 2016

The electrical grid

The electrical grid

The electrical grid

12/27/16

“How exactly do we obtain our electricity from power plants?”

 

It is very well known that humanity generates large amounts of electricity using power plants, and then consumes it for their appliances, whether it be residential or industrial. But how does this raw power get transferred? Well, it turns out that this system is in fact the largest machine our civilization has ever built, the electrical grid. The electrical grid is the summation of all of the power transmissions systems which take in energy from a generation source and transport it to our appliances. The electrical grid primarily uses high voltage transmission lines and step-up transformers to accomplish this task.