What is An Electrical Substation?

When you flick a light switch, the light turns on before our eyes can even recognize it. The process itself takes a fraction of a second, but the actual process is far more complicated than meets the eye. Electrical structures like generators, power lines and substations help us to receive electricity at a moment’s notice, any time, anywhere.

You may have a substation in your community or maybe you pass one on your way to work. As you walk or drive by, you might be wondering what exactly that substation does. It definitely does something for your electricity, but what exactly?

Substations play a key role in helping your home receive a safe, consistent energy flow. For more information on how exactly these structures work, keep reading to learn more about substations and how they get electricity to your home. Continue reading