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Illustrated Glossary

 
Figure 1. Diagram of the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution System

This illustrated glossary contains definitions, photos, and graphic illustrations of equipment used in a typical electric power generation, transmission and distribution system. For terms and concepts not equipment related see the glossary.

A typical power generation, transmission and distribution system has these components:
Visit this link to see a Flash animation of electric power. Select  the "Distribution and Use of Electricity" button on the left to go to the animation.

Choose a component above or its image on the graphic to see details and definitions. For other system definitions, see the glossary.

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