Electricity: How it’s made in Ontario
Electricity powers our homes, our businesses and our communities.
Most of today’s electricity is still made the same way it was 200 years ago.
(magnet, coil turbine)
The force to turn a turbine could come from wind, water, hot gasses, or steam.
Heat from burning natural gas or a nuclear reaction, boils water, producing steam to turn the turbine.
We can also burn natural gas directly in a combustion turbine.
This is essentially the same way jet aircraft are powered.
Solar power is different. It converts sunlight into electricity using solar panels.
Here in Ontario we use all of these forms of electricity to power our province. And that’s what we call GENERATION.