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Have You Ever Wondered How Electricity Gets To You?

Have you ever wondered how electricity gets to you and your home? The below four steps explain how the process works!

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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