Electrical Energy Facts

Electrical Energy Facts
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.
Interesting Electrical Energy Facts:
Most forms of electrical energy in objects must be confined by wire when being used.
Lightning is an example of electrical energy found in nature.
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.
Static electricity occurs when the electrons from one object jump to another object.
Electrical energy is considered a secondary energy source because it has to come from another form of energy.
Electrical energy is the most widely used form of energy.
In order for electric energy to be utilized, it must act through a conductor.
Power plants that generate electrical energy actually change other forms of energy into electricity.
Electricity is generated when the electrons in a substance are passed along a conductor such as a metal wire.
Water, wind, and fossil fuels are all sources of electrical energy.
The two types of electrical charge in electrical energy are positive and negative.
If an object contains more electrons or negatively charges particles, it is said to be a negatively charged object.
When two charged objects are brought near each other, they either attract or repel each other which generate electrical energy.
Most of the time, electrical energy is viewed as power or the rate at which energy flows.


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