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How Electricity Gets to You

March 27, 2016

1. GENERATION:
Electricity starts at a generator which can be powered by wind, water, or the burning of fossil fuels.

 

2. TRANSMISSION:
The generated power travels through cables called transmission lines. These lines are part of the provincial power grid.

 

3. DISTRIBUTION:
The electricity gets converted at a substation to a lower voltage and travels along REA owned distribution lines.

 

4. CONSUMPTION:
The electricity passes through a customers transformer mounted on a pole to convert the voltage so it can be safely used in the home.

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