Where Does Power Come From?

Have you ever wondered where power comes from? In this blog, the expert electricians at Hutton explain the way power works!

How Does Electric Power Work?

Power Station

Power Station

Electricity is typically generated by steam or hydro-driven turbine at a power plant.

Step-Up Transformer

The power is then ramped up to high voltage for long-distance transmission.


Next, a series of high-voltage lines transmit the electricity through the power grid.

Step-Down Transformer

Power is then reduced to a lower voltage for use in homes and businesses.

Sub-transmission Customer

The electricity then passes through a series of switches to distribution lines.


Power is then delivered to customers via local lines! Finally, WE HAVE POWER!

If you are having issues with your electrical power and are in need of electrical services, you can count on Hutton for reliable service and upfront pricing!

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