power transmission grid

An electrical supply distribution network that carries electricity from a power plant to the user. High-power transmission lines can carry electricity between local grids in order to balance supply and demand. Power is frequently sold by producers in one region of the country to a more distant region that may have a shortage.


Nearby words

  1. power supply,
  2. power takeoff,
  3. power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,
  4. power tool,
  5. power train,
  6. power trip,
  7. power up,
  8. power walking,
  9. power yoga,
  10. power-assisted

Note

Engineers think of the entire North American continent as a single power transmission grid.

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