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Steam to Electricity

The voltage of the power produced by the generator is too low for long distance travel on transmission lines.

For this reason, transformers are used to step up the voltage before sending it out along the power lines.

Common voltages for long distance transmission are 72,000 volts, 138,000 volts, 240,000 volts and sometimes even 500,000 volts!

When the electricity reaches its destination, other transformers step the voltage down to 120/240 volts for use in homes, businesses and factories, as well as for street lights and public transit.


Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2023

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about 800 metres and the museum will be on your right. The LWAS Annual Exposition on July 22 & 23 was a great success and now we look forward to the Fall Harvest on September 9 & 10, with public tours, exhibits and the Tractor Pull Provincial Finals event. The final music performance of the season will feature “Celtera” and as their name implies is steeped in the music from the Emerald Isle and Scotland. Finally, on September 15 & 16, the Lesco Pro Truck Show n' Shine arrives at Leduc West. Although our museum will only be open on the 16th, please come out and see the trucks on both days!

 

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