What are the mechanics of how a power company distributes power to generate heating/cooling and light?
I'm writing a book and the main story line is everyone disappears besides the two main characters (who know nothing about power companies besides paying their bill). I need to know a few details on how they could keep power running into the city they live in. Please explain it to me or give me a resource so that I can look into it more in depth. Thanks!
Asked By: kala j - 7/24/2010
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Kala J....In the real world the power company is constantly adjusting their output...capacity ..soooo if everyone was gone and nothing was turned off the generators would run until the coal was gone,,or the nuclear rods melted or the hydro plant burned one fuse or just nearly anything...w/o a bunch of folks out there... More
Answered By: Edesigner - 7/24/2010
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Hoover Dam would keep generating for years if people disappeared. But you're asking how the power company gets the power from generator to end user. The generators being fuel oil, coal, steam, nuclear would need a human operator. A hydroelectric or geothermal could keep on running unattended. So generated power goes... More
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