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Student teaching about electricity

Learn how electricity works

To most kids, flipping on a light is a fact of life, not the result of careful planning and execution. The refrigerator is cold just because. Power lines are just part of the landscape.

But behind the scenes, electricity is generated through steam turbines miles away, super-charged at transformers to travel long distances, and distributed to neighborhoods through substations.

Energy can come from forces we see and feel every day like the sun and wind.

Check out our “Energy 101" video that shows kids how we harness electricity and natural gas to power our homes.

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