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# Where does un-used electricity go?

Back to the power plant? Or is it lost? Or do you only get the amount you need to the house?

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883) Some energy, up to half, is lost in transmission. In essence, some of it is lost on the way to your home. Unused energy can sometimes be stored in batteries.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  lorel (274) What we refer to as "electricity" is the energy held by the electrons in your wiring. What you don't use, doesn't go anywhere; it just stays where it is, in the same electrons. The energy isn't transformed into light or motion or any other useful form.

if electrons are lost during transmission, where does it go. lost energy is lost energy. its called impedance. really all of u should get some math in your life.  add a comment

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  user26 (176) There is no unused electricity in a home. unless you are have solar panels or other electrical generating device's. The electricity you are charged for is in proportion to the amount of appliances you use can all be calculated by your electric meter on the outside of your house

 +1 vote! +4 you voted Answer by  neeleshpai (4) definately, the electricity will go back to the power station after sufficient amount of energy is consumed by a device

it doesnt go back any where . really is this for real.  add a comment

 +1 vote! +4 you voted Answer by  roshini (5) Obviously the used electricity goes to the load. In a perfect system 'unused' electricity doesn't go anywhere. In a real system, some of the electricity that's drawn from the generator gets used along the way, heating the power lines, etc. this, from our point of view, is wasted.

 +1 vote! +0 you voted Answer by  Anonymous Some electricity are lost when they go through the wiring in your homes. That's the reason why electricity companies charge us for transmission cost Springbank Electrical Services Walthamstow, London

 +1 vote! +0 you voted Answer by  Anonymous it goes somewhere

that is very helpful thanks, you don't have to say you are welcome  add a comment

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