Electrical Power Generation - Principles

Electricity generation requires rotation within the generator. Regardless of method used, this is the common principle. Generators currently fall into the following categories:

Processes that are currently unproven for commercial purposes include fusion.

Electricite de France has produced an excellent imagemap that leads to information about the various types of energy sources, as well as a discussion about transmission systems and electric cars. The map or the text links below will take you to the EdF site.

A trip through the world of Electricity

Nuclear - Wind - Tidal Power - Hydro - Thermal (Coal/Gas) - Transmission - Electric Car (Imagemap Copyright 1999 EdF)

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