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What is electricity?

Electricity is essential in any household. We use it on a daily basis to run our electrical appliances and to light our homes. However, very few people know how it really works and the applications it has. That is why, in this post, we want to clear up all your doubts.

What is electrical energy

Electricity is a form of energy that is produced when there is a flow of electrons. These flows can be produced naturally, as in the case of a storm, or artificially, as in the case of a hydroelectric power station. Electricity can be converted into other forms of energy, such as light or heat, or it can be used to move objects, as in the case of an electric motor.

Where electricity is generated

Electrical energy is generated in power plants. In these power plants, different sources of energy are used to move a turbine that is connected to a generator. The movement of the turbine causes the generator to produce electrical energy.

How electrical energy is transported

Electric power is transported through high-voltage transmission lines. These lines consist of copper or aluminium cables that carry electricity through transformers. Electrical energy is produced in power plants from a variety of sources, such as hydropower, wind energy or solar energy.

Saving electricity

Saving electricity is very important because it helps you to conserve energy in an efficient way. Saving electricity means using less electricity, which in turn reduces carbon dioxide emissions and lowers household costs. Here are some ways to save energy.

One of them is to turn off the lights when they are not being used. We often leave them on, but it is important to turn them off so that we don’t use them excessively.

Another way to save costs is to use energy-saving light bulbs. LED bulbs are already part of many households that have seen a reduction in electricity costs. Also, some cities and towns in Europe have installed energy-saving light bulbs in their streets.

We also recommend reducing the use of air conditioning, as it consumes too much electricity, and not leaving electrical appliances on standby, as they only stop consuming electricity when they are really switched off.

Now that you know how electricity works and its uses, we encourage you to put into practice the tips we give you to use it efficiently and thus reduce your household expenses and CO2 emissions to the ozone layer. This way you will take care of yourself and your planet.

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