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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 2024

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. Our museum is now closed for the season, but 2023 was a great year and we are looking forward to an even better 2024. Here are the dates for the major events at Leduc West, when the  Edmonton Power Historical Foundation Museum will also be open:
Spring Swap Meet May 25 & May 26, 2024
LWAS Annual Exposition July 20 & July 21, 2024
Fall Harvest September 7 & September 8, 2024


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