Electricity generation is the process of generating electrical power from other sources of primary energy. The fundamental principles of electricity generation were discovered during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, electricity is typically generated by electric power plants that use a combination of heat engines, hydroelectricity, nuclear power, solar energy, wind power, and other sources.
Electricity generation is a major industry, with many companies involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Companies in the electricity generation market include utilities, independent power producers, and renewable energy developers. Utilities are responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity to customers. Independent power producers are companies that generate electricity for sale to utilities or other customers. Renewable energy developers are companies that develop and operate renewable energy projects, such as wind farms and solar parks. Show Less Read more