The Journey of Electricity

The electricity we use in our home comes from power stations. It is produced by burning coal, oil, gas or using nuclear energy. Windmills and gas from tips can also generate electricity. Electricity leaves the power station running at an amazing 400,000 or 132,000 volts. Electricity this powerful would blow up factory machinery and household appliances. To stop this happening the electricity is reduced in voltage as it travels along.

Pictorial image showing the journey of electricity from the power station to our houses

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What does voltage mean?

Voltage is the force which "pushes" the electricity through a wire.

 

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