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Electric power industry

Index Electric power industry

The electric power industry covers the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power to the general public and industry. [1]

99 relations: AC power, Alessandro Volta, Alternating current, Alternator, Arc lamp, Asset, Électricité de France, Brighton, Carl Wilhelm Siemens, Centrica, Currency, Deregulation, Direct current, Distributed generation, Duke Energy, E.ON, Electric current, Electric light, Electric power, Electric power distribution, Electric power transmission, Electrical injury, Electrical substation, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Electricity generation, Electricity market, Electricity retailing, Electrolytic cell, Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database, Enel, Engie, Futures exchange, Galileo Ferraris, Gas turbine, George Westinghouse, Globalization, Godalming, High-voltage direct current, Holborn Viaduct, Hybrid vehicle, Hydro-Québec, Hydroelectricity, Iberdrola, Industrial processes, Information revolution, Insulator (electricity), Jet aircraft, Locomotive, London, Lucien Gaulard, ..., Market economy, Market manipulation, Meter Point Administration Number, Michael Faraday, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, National Grid (Great Britain), National Grid plc, Natural monopoly, New England, New York City, Nikola Tesla, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Pearl Street Station, Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Photovoltaics, Power station, Price controls, Reddy Kilowatt, Regulation, Renewable energy, Return on investment, River Wey, RWE, Samuel Insull, Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, Share (finance), Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Spaceflight, Spot market, SSE plc, State Grid Corporation of China, State-owned enterprise, Surrey, Sussex, Sustainable energy, Technology, Thomas Edison, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Transformer, Transport, United Kingdom, United States, Utility cooperative, Utility ratemaking, Voltage, Voltaic pile, War of the currents, William Stanley Jr., World energy consumption. Expand index (49 more) »

AC power

Power in an electric circuit is the rate of flow of energy past a given point of the circuit.

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Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an Italian physicist, chemist, and a pioneer of electricity and power,Giuliano Pancaldi, "Volta: Science and culture in the age of enlightenment", Princeton University Press, 2003.

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Alternating current

Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction.

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Alternator

An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.

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Arc lamp

An arc lamp or arc light is a lamp that produces light by an electric arc (also called a voltaic arc).

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Asset

In financial accounting, an asset is an economic resource.

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Électricité de France

Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state.

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Brighton

Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, 47 miles (75 km) south of London.

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Carl Wilhelm Siemens

Sir Charles William Siemens FRSA (originally Carl Wilhelm Siemens; 4 April 1823 – 19 November 1883) was a German-born engineer and entrepreneur who for most of his life worked in Britain and later became a British subject.

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Centrica

Centrica plc is a British multinational energy and services company with its headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire.

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Currency

A currency (from curraunt, "in circulation", from currens, -entis), in the most specific use of the word, refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins.

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Deregulation

Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state regulations, typically in the economic sphere.

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Direct current

Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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Distributed generation

Distributed generation, also distributed energy, on-site generation (OSG) or district/decentralized energy is electrical generation and storage performed by a variety of small, grid-connected devices referred to as distributed energy resources (DER).

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Duke Energy

Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an electric power holding company in the United States, with assets also in Canada and Latin America.

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E.ON

E.ON SE (marketed with an interpunct as E·ON) is a European holding company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Electric current

An electric current is a flow of electric charge.

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Electric light

An electric light is a device that produces visible light from electric current.

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Electric power

Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.

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Electric power distribution

Electric power distribution is the final stage in the delivery of electric power; it carries electricity from the transmission system to individual consumers.

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Electric power transmission

Electric power transmission is the bulk movement of electrical energy from a generating site, such as a power plant, to an electrical substation.

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Electrical injury

Electrical injury is a physiological reaction caused by electric current passing through the (human) body.

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Electrical substation

A substation is a part of an electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system.

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Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT; (การไฟฟ้าฝ่ายผลิตแห่งประเทศไทย) is a state enterprise, managed by the Ministry of Energy, responsible for electric power generation and transmission as well as bulk electric energy sales in Thailand. EGAT, established on 1 May 1969, is the largest power producer in Thailand, owning and operating power plants at 45 sites across the country with a total installed capacity of 15,548 MW. EGAT's monopoly position in Thailand's electrical energy market has been challenged by critics as influential as a former energy minister and other government members are on the board. It has been criticised as inefficient and an impediment to the development of renewable energy sources.

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Electricity generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from sources of primary energy.

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Electricity market

In economic terms, electricity (both power and energy) is a commodity capable of being bought, sold, and traded.

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Electricity retailing

Electricity retailing is the final sale of electricity from generation to the end-use consumer.

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Electrolytic cell

An electrolytic cell is an electrochemical cell that drives a non-spontaneous redox reaction through the application of electrical energy.

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Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database

The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States.

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Enel

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Engie

ENGIE (known as GDF Suez prior to April 2015) is a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy.

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Futures exchange

A futures exchange or futures market is a central financial exchange where people can trade standardized futures contracts; that is, a contract to buy specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price with delivery set at a specified time in the future.

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Galileo Ferraris

Galileo Ferraris (31 October 1847 – 7 February 1897) was an Italian physicist and electrical engineer, one of the pioneers of AC power system and an inventor of the three-phase induction motor.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.

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George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 19.

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Globalization

Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.

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Godalming

Godalming is a historic market town, civil parish and administrative centre of the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, SSW of Guildford.

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High-voltage direct current

A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission system (also called a power superhighway or an electrical superhighway) uses direct current for the bulk transmission of electrical power, in contrast with the more common alternating current (AC) systems.

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Holborn Viaduct

Holborn Viaduct is a road bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it (which forms part of the A40 route).

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Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged.

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Hydro-Québec

Hydro-Québec is a public utility that manages the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Quebec.

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Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.

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Iberdrola

Iberdrola is a Spanish public multinational electric utility company based in Bilbao, Basque Country.

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Industrial processes

Industrial processes are procedures involving chemical, physical, electrical or mechanical steps to aid in the manufacturing of an item or items, usually carried out on a very large scale.

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Information revolution

The term information revolution describes current economic, social and technological trends beyond the Industrial Revolution.

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Insulator (electricity)

An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges do not flow freely; very little electric current will flow through it under the influence of an electric field.

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Jet aircraft

A jet aircraft (or simply jet) is an aircraft (nearly always a fixed-wing aircraft) propelled by jet engines (jet propulsion).

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Locomotive

A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Lucien Gaulard

Lucien Gaulard (1850 – November 26, 1888) invented devices for the transmission of alternating current electrical energy.

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Market economy

A market economy is an economic system in which the decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are guided by the price signals created by the forces of supply and demand.

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Market manipulation

Market manipulation is a deliberate attempt to interfere with the free and fair operation of the market and create artificial, false or misleading appearances with respect to the price of, or market for, a product, security, commodity or currency.

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Meter Point Administration Number

A Meter Point Administration Number, also known as MPAN, Supply Number or S-Number, is a 21-digit reference used in Great Britain to uniquely identify electricity supply points such as individual domestic residences.

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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday FRS (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

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Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

Mikhail Osipovich Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (Михаи́л О́сипович Доли́во-Доброво́льский; Michail von Dolivo-Dobrowolsky or Michail Ossipowitsch Doliwo-Dobrowolski; Michał Doliwo-Dobrowolski; &ndash) was a Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor.

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National Grid (Great Britain)

The National Grid is the high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere in GB (England, Scotland and Wales) can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

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National Grid plc

National Grid plc is a British multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Natural monopoly

A natural monopoly is a monopoly in an industry in which high infrastructural costs and other barriers to entry relative to the size of the market give the largest supplier in an industry, often the first supplier in a market, an overwhelming advantage over potential competitors.

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New England

New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a nonprofit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia, and formed on March 28, 2006, as the successor to the North American Electric Reliability Council (also known as NERC).

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Pearl Street Station

Pearl Street Station was the first commercial central power plant in the US.

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Perusahaan Listrik Negara

PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara, 'State Electricity Company') is an Indonesian government-owned corporation which has a monopoly on electricity distribution in Indonesia and generates the majority of the country's electrical power, producing 176.4 TWh in 2015.

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Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry.

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Power station

A power station, also referred to as a power plant or powerhouse and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

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Price controls

Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market.

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Reddy Kilowatt

Reddy Kilowatt is a fictional character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the United States and other countries for over seven decades.

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Regulation

Regulation is an abstract concept of management of complex systems according to a set of rules and trends.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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Return on investment

Return on investment (ROI) is the ratio between the net profit and cost of investment resulting from an investment of some resource.

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River Wey

The River Wey is a tributary of the River Thames in south east England and one of two major tributaries in Surrey.

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RWE

RWE AG, until 1990: Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG (Rhenish-Westphalian Power Plant), is a German electric utilities company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Samuel Insull

Samuel Insull (November 11, 1859 – July 16, 1938) was a British-born American business magnate; an innovator and investor based in Chicago who greatly contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the United States.

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Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti

Sebastian Pietro Innocenzo Adhemar Ziani de Ferranti (9 April 1864 – 13 January 1930) was a British electrical engineer and inventor.

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Share (finance)

In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

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Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity is a British television series outlining aspects of the history of electricity.

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Spaceflight

Spaceflight (also written space flight) is ballistic flight into or through outer space.

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Spot market

The spot market or cash market is a public financial market in which financial instruments or commodities are traded for immediate delivery.

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SSE plc

SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish energy company headquartered in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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State Grid Corporation of China

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), commonly known as the State Grid, is the state-owned electric utility monopoly of China.

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State-owned enterprise

A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is a business enterprise where the state has significant control through full, majority, or significant minority ownership.

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Surrey

Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.

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Sussex

Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.

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Sustainable energy

Sustainable energy is energy that is consumed at insignificant rates compared to its supply and with manageable collateral effects, especially environmental effects.

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Technology

Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is first robustly defined by Jacob Bigelow in 1829 as: "...principles, processes, and nomenclatures of the more conspicuous arts, particularly those which involve applications of science, and which may be considered useful, by promoting the benefit of society, together with the emolument of those who pursue them".

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

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Tokyo Electric Power Company

, also known as or TEPCO, is a Japanese electric utility holding company servicing Japan's Kantō region, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the eastern portion of Shizuoka Prefecture.

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Transformer

A transformer is a static electrical device that transfers electrical energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction.

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Transport

Transport or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Utility cooperative

A utility cooperative is a type of cooperative that is tasked with the delivery of a public utility such as electricity, water or telecommunications to its members.

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Utility ratemaking

Utility ratemaking is the formal regulatory process in the United States by which public utilities set the prices (more commonly known as "rates") they will charge consumers.

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Voltage

Voltage, electric potential difference, electric pressure or electric tension (formally denoted or, but more often simply as V or U, for instance in the context of Ohm's or Kirchhoff's circuit laws) is the difference in electric potential between two points.

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Voltaic pile

The voltaic pile was the first electrical battery that could continuously provide an electric current to a circuit.

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War of the currents

The war of the currents (sometimes called battle of the currents) was a series of events surrounding the introduction of competing electric power transmission systems in the late 1880s and early 1890s.

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William Stanley Jr.

William Stanley Jr. (November 28, 1858 – May 14, 1916) was an American physicist born in Brooklyn, New York.

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World energy consumption

World energy consumption is the total energy used by the entire human civilization.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_industry

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