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Electric Transmission and Distribution

How does electricity get to my house?

Electricity is generated by power plants many miles away from Georgetown. This electricity is distributed via transmission lines on the Texas power grid and is fed to a local substation. At the substation, the electricity is converted to a lower-voltage and then sent to the local area via distribution lines or feeders. Then the electricity is converted again at a transformer into a lower voltage and then distributed to individual residences or businesses via underground or overhead service lines.