How is our electric power produced in Greenville?
Take a virtual tour of the GEUS electric generation process.
Electricity for local use is generated at GEUS' steam generating plant in Greenville. At times, excess power produced by the plant is sold to other cities or to other utilities within ERCOT.
At the plant, huge boilers heat water to produce steam. The high-pressure steam runs turbines. As the turbines rotate, they drive the generators that produce electricity. This process converts heat energy to mechanical energy to electrical energy.
The control room is the "nerve center" of the power plant. At least one operator is on duty at all times to monitor the controls for the plant's boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment and to provide dispatching for after hours distribution service calls.
The lines, substations, and transformers, of the GEUS distribution system send electricity from the plant throughout the city to light homes, power manufacturing, run street lights, and provide power for all the city's residential and business needs.