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Keeping the Lights On: From the Dam to Your Doorstep

Source: Bonneville Power Administration

Description: This brochure provides a history of electricity and transmission with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. It also provides career profiles and definitions of terms related to electricity production.

Topics explored: electricity transmission, generators, substations, history of electricity, careers in keeping the lights on

Education Level

• High School

• College

• Graduate School

• Vocational School

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Careers

• Hydropower Facilities