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How Do Transformers Work?

If we were to ask you to describe Access Energy Cooperative’s system, you might say, “Poles, wires and those round grey things.” Round grey things? That is often the description given for transformers, the piece of equipment crucial in converting electricity to a voltage that is safe for use in homes and businesses. So, how […]

Power Lines that Gallop

Galloping power lines may sound ridiculous, but they really do occur and can be very dangerous. The most common cause of galloping lines is ice that builds up on one side of a power line as a result of strong winds. This buildup creates an airfoil, which changes the flow of air around the normally […]

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