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An electric transmission tower.

How We Source Our Electricity

Your electricity makes a long journey, from source to destination, all for you to easily turn on your lights with the flip of a switch.

Getting Electricity to You

Transferring your electricity from its sources all the way to you requires lots of starts and stops along the way.

1 Source We source electricity from all over New York, whether it’s from solar, wind, or generating stations. 2 Transmission Substation Then, we step up the voltage for transmission over wires. 3 Transmission Lines Nearly 128,000 miles of cables carry your electricity throughout the sourcing process. 4 Area Substation The voltage is stepped down for distribution. 5 Transformers The voltage is stepped again in preparation for its final stop at your home or business. 6 Your Home or Business Finally, the power makes its way to you, all with no delay, despite the journey.

  • 1 Source

    We source electricity from all over New York, whether it’s from solar, wind, or generating stations.

  • 4 Area Substation

    The voltage is stepped down for distribution.

  • 2 Transmission Substation

    Then, we step up the voltage for transmission over wires.

  • 5 Transformers

    The voltage is stepped again in preparation for its final stop at your home or business.

  • 3 Transmission Lines

    Nearly 128,000 miles of cables carry your electricity throughout the sourcing process.

  • 6 Your Home or Business

    Finally, the power makes its way to you, all with no delay, despite the journey.