Where Does My Power Come From?
OUC's electric distribution system works much like the human circulatory system. Just as blood flows from your heart by way of arteries, electricity does much the same to get to your home. View the list below to see how the process works.
Electric Transmission Distribution System
- Electricity flows from a power plant through high-voltage transmission lines.
- At substations, transformers reduce voltage and re-route electricity to main feeder lines, or circuits, that take power into the community. Each feeder line is protected by a circuit breaker.
- Lateral lines connected to main feeder lines route electricity through smaller areas like neighborhoods and subdivisions.
- Nearing the end of the line, transformers on individual poles reduce voltage and distribute electricity to homes and businesses. Typically, one transformer services about four homes.
- The electric connection at your house is the last stop for electricity.