# Power Transmission and Distribution

Our modern day world increasingly relies on electricity to power us and make our lives possible. It is Electrical Engineers who build the generators and systems that provide electricity to cities and towns all over the world. Learn more about the systems that create power, from power plants to alternative sources.
Electrical power is not normally generated at the point of consumption but could be hundreds of miles away from the place of utilization. When designing power generators, the distribution and transmission of power is a vital part of the project. Learn how engineers get the power from generation to your home using power lines, transmission signals and a number of other methods.

## Learn How to Calculate the Cost of Electrical Consumption as well as About Electrical Tariffs

Learn how to calculate the power consumption of your various appliances and equipments and also find out how power rates are set by your supply company.

## High voltage DC power supplies – Learn how DC is transmitted

You always thought electricity needs multiple wires for its transportation. So it will really be a surprise I were to tell you that even a single conductor is sufficient to carry power over hundreds of miles. This is a unique feature of HVDC systems.

## Electric power transmission losses – Learn what is efficiency of power transmission

Learn how the losses during transportation of electricity are calculated by engineers

## Electrical power system studies – Learn how power gets from the generator to your home

Learn about the basic facts of electricity transmission and what all is required to transport power to your homes and offices

## HVDC transmission basics – Learn how power is transmitted in DC form

Do not be surprised to hear that even DC power can be hauled effectively over huge distances, and might be more efficient than AC transmission. Just find out for yourself

## Transformers and their use in Voltage Regulation

Regulation of voltage across the secondary terminals of a transformer under varying conditions of load or slight changes in the input voltage is crucial or at least desirable for the equipments to operate smoothly. Just learn how transformers could be used for this purpose

## Transformers – Transfer Power (as if) by Magic (Part II)

We learned about the basics of a transformer in the first article of this series and saw how it is useful in lowering or raising the voltage. In this article we will learn something about the working principle behind a transformer namely mutual induction

## Transformers – Transfer Power (as if) by Magic

Most of us have heard about transformers and the only thing we know about it is that it is a box shaped object of different sizes. But if you really want to learn about the internal workings and principles of a transformer, this article is just for you!

## The Electric Vessel to Store Charge – Capacitor

Water can be stored in an elevated storage tank to be used later on. It requires a pump to store the water at that height and it flows out instantly when needed. So what do you do when you need to store electric charge, just find out!

## Learn About Electrical Fuse and Fusible Links – Devices to Prevent Overheating

There are a lot of different types of fuses found in electrical equipment today. But do you really know how they work?

## The Principle of Conservation of Charge in Electrical Engineering – Gustav Kirchhoff And His Laws

We know in physics that energy cannot be created or destroyed but changed in its form. This law is equally applicable in the parlance of Electrical Engineering: two important laws are discussed here.

## Learn About Series and Parallel Resistors – Electrical Engineering Basics

We know that resistors offer resistance to the flow of electric current and they form an important part of the electrical circuitry. Just find out how resistors behave when used in conjunction with other resistors in different combinations

## How Permittivity is Used to Store Electrostatic Energy

Permittivity or dielectric constant of a material is an important property of materials from the electrical engineering perspective. Find out what is exactly meant by this and how is it useful in practical applications.

## What is Electrostatic Charge? Learn About the Form of Electricity at Rest

We usually associate electricity with the flow of current which is normally true but there is a different phenomenon when electricity is at rest. Learn a few basics about electrostatic charge here!

## The Basic Force behind Electricity: Potential Difference

Behind every successful man is a woman (and vice versa), and it obviously means that there is lot of understanding between the duo. But do you know that not only understanding it but differences can also be the force behind some phenomenon.

## The Mathematics of Resistance

Resistance may be a necessary evil but even then it has not been given a free reign by nature. Resistance is still is subject to the laws of mathematics. Find out more about it here!