The grid is composed of a complex mix of energy sources, transmission lines, substations, neighborhood distribution lines, power poles, control systems, and other equipment designed to bring electricity reliably and efficiently to your home or business – everywhere you need and want it. Through an intricate process, electrical power is continuously and instantaneously balanced on the grid, across thousands of miles. The grid assures you that power is there whenever you need it.
The modern grid has evolved in Colorado to the point where large portions of the electric energy passing through the grid comes from clean, but intermittent, renewable energy.
The grid utilizes and balances these intermittent sources, while also maintaining other energy sources to ensure that there is never a period when consumers are without power. Because of the grid, power is delivered consistently day and night, whether the wind’s blowing or the sun drifts behind clouds.
If you use electric power, you rely on the grid.