Electricity in the life of modern society is an integral part of it. Before you turn on your computer, or open the refrigerator, or just ring the doorbell of the apartment, for a moment, try to imagine that all of this has become unavailable at the same time. The Elevator in an entrance does not work; at intersections congestion from cars, traffic lights do not work; at gas stations, cars are not refueled; there is a subway, trolleybuses, trams. The car is not running starter, generators, yes it is the same electricity.
Every product need electricity
The mixture of gasoline and air in the internal combustion engine is ignited by an electric discharge on the spark plug. The diesel engine also will not start; the starter motor does not work and the glow plugs are not heated. Of transport is only horses and steam locomotives. Horse breeding from the sports industry will take an important place in a person’s life; it is a bus, a taxi, and transportation of goods. Aviation without electricity remains on the ground. In the air will be possible to rise only in a balloon that flies only to where the wind carries it. And it can be filled only with hot air; for industrial production of hydrogen or of helium and we need electricity. To fly the ocean in such a balloon, for example, from Europe to America will be a real feat.
Maritime transport will immediately lose speed, and the cost of transportation will increase as well as decrease the scale of maritime transport. Steamship machines require a lot of coal, high-quality water, have a lower speed and range. Modern production will stop completely. All machines and units operate by electric drive. Then it turns out, each plant, or factory will have its own steam engines, boilers. Pairs will rotate to a different drive; hammers, presses, large machines. Each workshop will have its own complex mechanical transmission from the main steam engine of the plant. Such transfers often caused injury and injury to workers in the 19th century.
Electricity consumption today
Modern electricity consumption is almost the same for all developed countries. America is one of the world’s energy powers, has many power plants; thermal, nuclear, hydraulic. Since the beginning of the 20th century, when electricity was only in large cities and large enterprises, the energy sector in our country has changed greatly.
Electricity makes our lives more comfortable, more interesting. Production with electricity is efficient and high-tech with minimal manual labor; the use of computer technology frees people even from such tasks as direct control of the process. For example, automation of Assembly lines at BMW plants in Germany is almost 100 %.
Transport using electricity becomes more comfortable and affordable; distances of several thousand kilometers do not pose great obstacles. Aviation and all ground infrastructures are impossible without electricity and telecommunications, electricity in general.
At the same time, technical tasks for the production, transportation, distribution, and consumption of electricity require strict compliance with safety rules, the exclusion of any faulty electrical devices, discipline, and responsibility. At the same time, it is necessary to remember that the benefits of civilization are expensive, and it is necessary to treat them carefully.
It is clear that at the same time and voluntarily lose the “electric comfort” is unlikely to find hunters, even as an experiment. Meanwhile, electricity production is growing, and the only reason for this growth is the growth of consumption. The most important question arises; saving resources, and first of all electricity. Because electricity production includes a huge list of tasks to be solved, attracted resources, often irreplaceable.