How North America's energy system connects
Switching on the lights is easy, right? Reach out and flick the switch. Simple as that. But how does the electricity needed to turn that light on reach your home in the first place? As you may have guessed, that isn’t quite as simple.
Essentially, it all happens thanks to a continent-wide network of energy “grids” that supply power to towns and cities from coast to coast. But how does power get to the grid? Let’s find out.