solve the problem of sending electricity over long distances,
George Westinghouse developed a device called a transformer.
The transformer allowed electricity to be efficiently transmitted
over long distances. This made it possible to supply electricity
to homes and businesses located far from the electric generating
Despite its great importance in our daily lives, most of
us rarely stop to think what life would be like without electricity.
Yet like air and water, we tend to take electricity for granted.
Everyday, we use electricity to do many functions for us --
from lighting and heating/cooling our homes, to being the
power source for televisions and computers. Electricity is
a controllable and convenient form of energy used in the applications
of heat, light and power.
the UK and U.S. electric power industry is organised to
ensure that an adequate supply of electricity is available
to meet all demand requirements at any given instant.