Title

Lighting Up The Future

Date

5-26-2016 9:15 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 9:30 AM

Location

NS 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Exploring Energy Resources through Student Created Video Documentaries

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Phillip Wade

Abstract

In the modern world a question lingers, “how does electricity get from a power plant, to the home?” The documentary presented by Team Tourmaline will provide a brief overview of the history and development of power grids. Later there will be several interviews with a few experts on the topic. These individuals will offer a better understanding of electrical transmission and energy loss specifically in the Pacific Northwest region. They will also contribute their ideas to what may be emerging for the future of power grids. Our experts include men that work, or have worked, within the electrical transmission industry and with complex electrical circuits both on a micro and macro level. Specific topics that will be discussed are: the process from electrical generation at the power plant, power transmission over long distances, and finally how it gets into the home and through the breaker box. The history and debate between direct and alternate current will also be touched on. The final point will be some alternative options for energy and electricity generation that could impact the near future.

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May 26th, 9:15 AM May 26th, 9:30 AM

Lighting Up The Future

NS 101

In the modern world a question lingers, “how does electricity get from a power plant, to the home?” The documentary presented by Team Tourmaline will provide a brief overview of the history and development of power grids. Later there will be several interviews with a few experts on the topic. These individuals will offer a better understanding of electrical transmission and energy loss specifically in the Pacific Northwest region. They will also contribute their ideas to what may be emerging for the future of power grids. Our experts include men that work, or have worked, within the electrical transmission industry and with complex electrical circuits both on a micro and macro level. Specific topics that will be discussed are: the process from electrical generation at the power plant, power transmission over long distances, and finally how it gets into the home and through the breaker box. The history and debate between direct and alternate current will also be touched on. The final point will be some alternative options for energy and electricity generation that could impact the near future.