How Energy Conservation Works

How Natural Gas Generates Electricity

Natural Gas And Electricity

Here in California, natural gas is a big part of our electricity generation, in fact, it’s almost 60%. 

When there is a limited availability of natural gas, there may not be enough electricity to keep up with demand. That’s why it’s so important to join in and help conserve energy.

How does natural gas generate electricity?

It starts by piping natural gas underground to power plants. Then power plants burn the natural gas to boil water that becomes steam. The steam spins the blades of a turbine that is connected to a generator. The generator then spins magnets that generates the electricity. The electricity then passes through power plants and can power our homes and businesses.

 

Click here to download our infographic describing the process! 

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