Wednesday, 16 October 2013 22:00

Engines and energy

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Understanding energy flow in electrical power: The system and its state

Energy can be most conveniently described as the capacity to do work. Work in turn can be defined as the energy transferred by a force applied through a displacement. The amount of work done in a given time or the rate of doing work is known as power. Pushing a car on the road by people is a straightforward scenario. But to explain how the energy used in a power station being transferred through out the whole electricity grid until used by its customers is a very complicated process.

Published in Energy business