Where does my electricity come from?
Moreover, where does the electricity in my house come from?
Here's how electricity gets to your house: Electricity is made at a generating station by huge generators. Generating stations can use wind, coal, natural gas, or water. The current is sent through transformers to increase the voltage to push the power long distances.
Secondly, how do we produce electricity? Electricity is most often generated at a power plant by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fueled by combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photovoltaics and geothermal power.
In this regard, where does my energy source come from?
Our energy supply comes mainly from fossil fuels, with nuclear power and renewable sources rounding out the mix. These sources originate mostly in our local star, the Sun. Electricity falls into its own category because it's an energy carrier and not a primary source.
What voltage comes into my house?
These days, almost every residential customer can get 120 volts from their wall outlet. However, power is typically delivered into your home at a nominal voltage of 240 volts.