3rd December 2019


How is electricity generated from power plants?

Electricity is produced at a an electric power plant. Some fuel source, such as coal, oil, natural gas, or nuclear energy produces heat. The heat is used to boil water to create steam. The steam under high pressure is used to spin a turbine.

What is the voltage of electricity produced in power stations?

At the power station, the electric current is generated with a voltage of 25,000 volts. Shortly after the current leaves the power station, it is fed into a 'grid' substation. They contain transformers which increase or decrease the voltage of an electric current.

How does electricity get from the power plant to your home?

Most power plants use coal, but some use natural gas, water or even wind. The current is sent through transformers to increase the voltage to push the power long distances. The electrical charge goes through high-voltage transmission lines that stretch across the country.
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