Powering Our Daily Lives
We may not be able to touch electricity, but it touches our lives every day. It powers our homes, businesses, industries, and the devices that allow us to connect with each other and the world.
Electricity Powers Our Homes
We use more electricity today than ever before. Electricity keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, preserves our food, powers our entertainment, and enables us to live more comfortably. Just try imagining what your life would be like without electricity, and you’ll get a sense of how much value it provides every day and everywhere.
Electricity Powers Our Jobs, Education, and Services
From the way we work to how we learn to the services we use, electricity is an essential part of our lives. Electricity also allows most of us to do our jobs better and more effectively.
Electricity powers just about every industry imaginable. It runs the latest life-saving medical devices and systems in our hospitals. It supports tools that allow children to learn more easily. It helps us move efficiently from one place to another. It powers the Internet and technologies that allow us to communicate with people down the street or on the other side of the world.
Worldwide, the market for “smart classrooms” powered by interactive technologies that run on electricity is expected to grow 31.25% by 2018.
Keeping Electricity Reliable and Using It Wisely
Having a reliable, affordable supply of electricity is fundamental to powering our lives and maintaining our quality of life. We all want to know that when we flip the switch or hit the power button, our lights and devices will come on.
It’s also important that we use electricity wisely. Wise electricity use helps us become more energy-efficient as a nation, reduces our environmental impact, saves us money on our electricity bills, and keeps our nation’s electricity supply more reliable.
Smart Energy Policies Support Our Quality of Life
As America’s electricity needs continue to grow, it will be critical to support sound energy policies that:
- Ensure electricity remains reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean
- Help us meet our growing need for electricity in innovative, sustainable ways
- Strengthen our local communities and overall economy
- Secure our energy future
- Are fair and protect consumers
Powering our economy
The electric power industry supports local jobs and community services. Electricity also keeps businesses running, drives our economy, and is revolutionizing industries nationwide.
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The way we use and produce electricity is changing. As a result, electricity is helping spur the development of new technologies that enhance our everyday lives.
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Powering our future
The future of electricity is on the fast track - reliable, affordable electricity is critical to the way we work, travel, learn, play, and live today and tomorrow.
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