How the Power Grid Works

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away and takes a fantastic journey through high voltage power lines, transformers and regulators before reaching your home. This animation explains how the grid works to power not only your house, but every house on the block, in your city, town, state and beyond at all times of the day.

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