Electrical Energy Facts

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Electrical energy is energy that comes from electrical potential energy. This energy is generated by the movement of positive and negative particles or electricity. Once electrical energy leaves its source, it is instantly transformed into a different kind of energy.

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  • Electrical energy is considered a secondary energy source because it has to come from another form of energy.
  • Most forms of electrical energy in objects must be confined by wire when being used.
  • Electricity is generated when the electrons in a substance are passed along a conductor such as a metal wire.
  • Lightning is an example of electrical energy found in nature.
  • Most of the time, electrical energy is viewed as power or the rate at which energy flows.
  • Static electricity occurs when the electrons from one object jump to another object.
  • In order for electric energy to be utilized, it must act through a conductor.
  • The two types of electrical charge in electrical energy are positive and negative.
  • Although electricity is neither a renewable nor nonrenewable source of energy, it often comes from both renewable and nonrenewable sources.
  • Electricity has been around for centuries but it was not until late 19th century that it was actually utilized.
  • Electrical energy is the most widely used form of energy.
  • When two charged objects are brought near each other, they either attract or repel each other which generate electrical energy.
  • Power plants that generate electrical energy actually change other forms of energy into electricity.
  • Water, wind, and fossil fuels are all sources of electrical energy.
  • If an object contains more electrons or negatively charges particles, it is said to be a negatively charged object.


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