How Power Grids Work

By Deane Barker on August 15, 2003

How Power Grids Work: After New York’s problems of late, here’s a quick look at just what a “power grid” is.

“This allows electricity generated in one state to be sent to users in another state. It also allows distant power generation stations to provide electricity for cities and towns whose power generators may have failed or been destroyed by some accident or sabotage.”