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TCIPG Applet: The Power Grid

TCIPG Applet: The Power Grid image Learn about how the power grid functions by managing electricity generation and distribution.
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Author: Jana Sebestik
Date Created: 6/10/2006
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The power grid is the system of producers and consumers of electricity. It includes power generators, the users of electricity, switches that control the electricity, and the system of substations, power lines, and transformers that deliver the electricity. A community might have a generator to provide its power. The generator may be able to vary its production as the usage of the customers changes, but there may be times when the demand for energy is too great for the generator. Then the community buys electricity from another source. At other times, the generator may be making more electricity than the community is using, so it wants to sell it.

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