Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Journey of Electricity on Google Maps
Canadian utility company BC Hydro has created an interactive presentation of the journey of clean electricity from generation to the customer's home.
Hydro to Home uses Google Maps satellite views and Flash animations to tell the story of how rain and snow is harnessed as energy, how it is transported and how it powers our lifestyles.
To start the presentation just enter your home address and the story will start with the Google Maps satellite view of your home. The presentation then takes you on a tour of BC's reservoirs, power stations and substations, showing you how clean electricity is generated and distributed to customers' homes.