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Electric grid

A network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and more, that deliver electricity from power plants to consumers; In the continental U.S., the electric grid consists of three systems: the Eastern, Western Interconnect, and Texas Interconnects.[1][2][3][4]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

A grid is a network of transmission lines, usually to distribute electric power .


Also Known As
The Grid
Related Terms
Smart gridElectricityPowerElectricity generationTransmission LineTransformer
References
  1. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997398
  2. http://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid#smart_grid
  3. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_glossary.html#E
  4. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=E