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  Reduce Your electric rate by as much as 20-30% per year
When negotiating commercial electricity with a Retail Electric Provider such as TXU Electric through a power broker a commercial business must see a substantial savings difference then if they were to negotiate the same contract on their own.
Retail Electric Providers like TXU Electric or Reliant Energy many times choose electricity brokers because they offer them the potential to win new business as long as they are able to bid competitively and beat out the other Retail Providers bidding on the same account.
When commercial electricity is negotiated through electricity brokers Texas companies stay one step ahead of the game.
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 Electricity - Electrical Energy Matters
It is manufactured in electric generators, and then transmitted by copper wire long or short distances to where that electric power is utililzed.
The Electricity Forum is dedicated to the exchange of policy and technical information in common to electric utilities and large industrial, commercial and institutional power consumers.
Electrical Grounding is such a HOT subject that we are running another series across Canada, with one of NOrth America's leading experts on electrical grounding.
www.electricityforum.com   (499 words)

  Static electricity - What creates static charge & static shock? Learn how to create & eliminate it
To understand static electricity, we have to learn a little bit about the nature of matter.
In normal operation, the electrons to light the bulb come from the electrical power lines through a wire in the end of the tube.
In the summer, the air is more humid, and static electricity does not build up as much as during the winter, when the air is very dry.
www.sciencemadesimple.com /static.html   (2112 words)

  Electricity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electricity is a general term for the variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge.
Electric charge is a property of certain subatomic particles (e.g., electrons and protons) which interacts with electromagnetic fields and causes attractive and repulsive forces between them.
Electric power is the rate at which electrical energy is produced or consumed, and is measured in watts (symbol is: W).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electricity   (1555 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Electricity Works"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During a thunderstorm, there are huge bolts of electricity called lightning that shoot down from the sky.
It is easy to create electricity from sunlight using a solar cell; or you can create electricity from the chemical energy in hydrogen and oxygen using a fuel cell.
In an electrical circuit, the number of electrons that are moving is called the amperage or the current, and it is measured in amps.
science.howstuffworks.com /electricity.htm   (1193 words)

 Canada Science and Technology Museum
When a battery or other electrical source is attached to a wire, which is connected to some form of resistance, (a light, a bell, a motor, etc.), and a circuit is completed back to the source or to ground, free electrons are released into the wire, creating an electrical potential or voltage.
In his electromagnetic induction theory he stated that an electric current flows in a conductor if that conductor is in a moving magnetic field and is part of a circuit.
If the electric current surges to a dangerous level, the metal in the fuse melts and the circuit is broken, preventing overheated wires in the walls of the house from starting a fire.
www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca /english/schoolzone/Info_Electricity.cfm   (1345 words)

 Newton's Apple: Teacher's Guides
Electricity will only flow when a power source, such as a battery or a generator, sets the electrons in motion and when the electrons can complete a full circle.
Electricity becomes dangerous to you when you become part of the electrical loop--when the electrons have enough energy and make adequate contact to pass through your body.
Electrical energy always seeks the shortest route around the circuit back to the source, which in the above example is the battery.
www.ktca.org /newtons/12/electric.html   (1079 words)

 Ontario Ministry of Energy :: Electricity : FAQs
When electricity is transported from the generator to the customer, not all of it reaches its destination, largely as a result of natural phenomena.
Electricity consumers in Ontario who produce some of their own power may now take advantage of 'net metering'.
Electricity consumers in Ontario who produce some of their own power may now take advantage of 'net metering.' The Ministry of Energy has filed a net metering regulation, which allows electricity customers who install their own renewable generation equipment to return electricity to the grid for credit.
www.energy.gov.on.ca /index.cfm?fuseaction=electricity.faqs   (3249 words)

 Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electricity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Electricity can be used as a transportation fuel to power battery electric and fuel cell vehicles.
EV batteries have a limited storage capacity and their electricity must be replenished by plugging the vehicle into an electrical source.
Fuel cell vehicles use electricity produced from an electrochemical reaction that takes place when hydrogen and oxygen are combined in the fuel cell "stack." The production of electricity using fuel cells takes place without combustion or pollution and leaves only two byproducts, heat and water.
www.eere.energy.gov /afdc/altfuel/electricity.html   (181 words)

 Q (electricity) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Q (electricity)
The SI unit of electric charge is the coulomb (symbol C).
So-called static electricity, seen in such phenomena as the charging of nylon shirts when they are pulled on or off, or in brushing hair, is in fact the gain or loss of electrons from the surface atoms.
A flow of charge (such as electrons through a copper wire) constitutes an electric current;; the flow of current is measured in amperes (symbol A).
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Q+(electricity)   (269 words)

 The Energy Story - Chapter 2: What Is Electricity?
It is a situation that's very similar to electricity passing along a wire and a circuit.
Electrons, electricity, electronic and other words that begin with "electr..." all originate from the Greek word "elektor," meaning "beaming sun." In Greek, "elektron" is the word for amber.
Electricity is conducted through some things better than others do.
www.energyquest.ca.gov /story/chapter02.html   (1064 words)

To move from one place to another, Current electricity needs what is called a complete circuit.The circuit is made up of a source of electrons, a path for the electrons to travel along, and a device to use the electricity.
Static electricity is found in any area or object with unequal electric charges.
Electricity distributed by an electric power plant is "3-phase" electricity.
www.texaseducator.com /family/jbouyer/lessons/Science/askew/mycourses/pelect.htm   (1143 words)

 Electricity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Electricity is one of the most important forms of energy used today.
Electricity or an electrical current is a flow of electric charge along a wire.
The first kind is called the direct current (dc) which comes from batteries and the second type is called the alternating current (ac) which comes out of plugs in the wall and is produced in power stations.
www.sunblock99.org.uk /sb99/people/DMackay/electricity.html   (492 words)

 Direct Current (DC) Electricity - Succeed in Physical Science
Direct current or DC electricity is the continuous movement of electrons from an area of negative (-) charges to an area of positive (+) charges through a conducting material such as a metal wire.
Whereas static electricity sparks consist of the sudden movement of electrons from a negative to positive surface, DC electricity is the continuous movement of the electrons through a wire.
Direct current or DC electricity is the continuous movement of electrons from negative to positive through a conducting material such as a metal wire.
www.school-for-champions.com /science/dc.htm   (1301 words)

 :KIDS' ZONE::Electricity:
the light in your bedroom, you are using electricity.
The same immense pressure throughout time turns the fossilized plants into coal, which is mined and then also burned to produce heat energy and boil water.
The turbine, spinning away, is connected to a generator that produces large amounts of electricity.
www.aecl.ca /kidszone/atomicenergy/electricity/index.asp   (590 words)

Electricity or electrical signals are essential to many biological processes.
Electrical storms played a significant part in the creation of life on this planet but the difference it has made to our lives today has a much shorter history.
Electricity is a very powerful and helpful tool, but like any form of energy you must treat it with respect.
www.42explore.com /electric.htm   (1903 words)

 Electricity | Energy and Resources | Ministry of Economic Development
We have a lead role within government on the regulatory regime for the sector, ensuring that government policies are implemented, monitoring the performance of the Electricity Commission and ownership responsibilities for the Whirinaki electricity reserve generation plant.
The electricity industry is covered by generic and specific legislation and regulations, which are reviewed from time to time.
Electricity topics which are no longer current can be found in the archive section.
www.med.govt.nz /ers/electric.html   (209 words)

Electricity is a type of activity arising from the existence of charge.
The negatively charged electrons in an atom are kept near the nucleus because of their attraction for the positively charged protons in the nucleus.
When a circuit is not completed because the electricity is diverted to a path of least resistance it is a short circuit.
www.mcwdn.org /Physics/Electricity.html   (555 words)

 USAID: Assistance for Iraq - Accomplishments: Electricity
In 2002 Baghdad had access to electricity on a near continuous basis while the rest of Iraq was limited to 3 to 6 hours daily.
In April 2003, Iraq's usable electrical generation capacity was 2,500 MW - 58 percent of the pre-conflict level.
However, estimated total demand in Iraq is 8,500 MW and the looting of cables, destruction of hightension towers, and sabotage of fuel lines persist.
www.usaid.gov /iraq/accomplishments/electricity.html   (437 words)

 Electricity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their plan is for families to have a 30 kwh free electric generator to not only provide their energy consumption but also to facilitate cash flow to ITEC by selling the excess power produced to the electric companies back over the grid.
In fact, the transformer that supplies electricity to your home is probably rated at 30 kva (kilovolt amps) which is the same thing that the generator will be able to produce.
Two of these companies, General Electric and Westinghouse, have all the contracts to build huge turbines and generators for all the new power plants that would be built and to maintain the existing ones.
www.profoundtechclub.com /electricity.htm   (7878 words)

 Dialogue for Kids - Electricity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A load is the part operated by the electricity, such as a light bulb or a TV.
Watch this neat movie which demonstrates how an electric circuit is arranged and which also explores good conductors.
The electricity flowing through a light bulb is enough to stop your breathing.
www.idahoptv.org /dialogue4kids/season3/electricity/facts.html   (733 words)

 What is Electricity?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The everyday definition: "Electricity" means only one thing: the electromagnetic field energy sent out by batteries and generators.
The grade-school definition: "Electricity" means only one thing: it refers to the flowing motion of electric charge.
Yet no electricity is ever used up by the light bulb, and every bit of it flows out of the filament and back down the other wire.
www.eskimo.com /~billb/miscon/whatis.html   (1014 words)

 Energy - Electricity
Recent European Union legislation means that, from July 2007 at the latest, all consumers will be free to shop around for gas and electricity supplies.
At the same time, the European Union is working to ensure that infrastructure, such as electricity and gas transmission networks, is improved, to transport energy as efficiently as possible to where it is needed.
All stakeholders meet regularly in the Florence Forum to discuss how the electricity market could be improved.
ec.europa.eu /energy/electricity/index_en.htm   (148 words)

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