Great lengths are taken by energy companies to keep our electricity supply on. To spot any potential power cuts, they use sophisticated equipment, and take to the skies.
- Networks of power lines carry electricity to our homes.
- Infrared cameras attached to helicopters are used to detect hotspots in power lines.
- Hotspots indicate overheating and potential power failure.
- Power lines are maintained and repaired before there is any disruption to consumer supply.
One power station provides enough electricity for around 6 million homes.
We rely on vast networks of power lines to carry this electricity, so a fault in these power lines can mean we are left in the dark.
Electricity providers go to great lengths to keep our appliances working.
And they do it …
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