How do Electric Transmission Lines Work?

by Super User, 5 years ago
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Discussing some of the fascinating engineering that goes into overhead electric power transmission lines.
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In the past, power generating plants were only able to serve their local areas. As power plants grew larger and further away from populated areas, the need for ways to efficiently move electricity over long distances has become more and more important. Stringing power lines across the landscape to connect cities to power plants may seem as simple as connecting an extension cord to an outlet, but the engineering behind these electric superhighways is more complicated and fascinating than you might think.


Writing/Editing/Production: Grady Hillhouse

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