Follow the numbers in the diagram below to learn how electricity is made.
1. FUEL SOURCES
Fuel sources such as natural gas, coal, oil and uranium are burned to produce energy. (BPUB uses natural gas and coal to generate electricity.)
Steam is created and is forced into a turbine to spin it.
The turbine cranks a shaft linked to a magnet.
The spinning creates electricity. It is transferred to copper coils.
Electricity travels via power lines into your home.