Here’s a breakdown of the path electricity takes to get to your home:
1. Electricity is generated at a power plant or other facility, such as a hydro-electric dam. In fact, most of your power comes from hydro-electric dams that can generate steady, clean, and reliable electric power around the clock.
2. The electricity is then sent over vast distances via high-voltage transmission lines operated by BPA (Bonneville Power Administration) and Avista Utilities.
3. The electricity arrives at Big Bend Electric substations, where transformers lower the voltage, then send it on to your home using distribution power lines operated and maintained by Big Bend Electric.