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National electricity grid fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Science General Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Technology Gas
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 13th Aug 2018

This fact sheet outlines the different ways that electricity is produced and explains the different components that are required to distribute electricity from the point of production to consumers. Find out how electricity is imported and exported between States and Territories and how this is used during periods of peak capacity.

Educational value statement

  • Explains how electricity is produced and distributed to consumer.
  • Provides a detailed description of what happens at each step of the distribution pathway.
  • Examines how and why electricity is traded between States and Territories.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe the many ways that electricity is produced.
  • Students describe the steps involved in electricity distribution.
  • Students recognise that electricity is a commodity that can be traded via the National Electricity Market.
  • Students understand that electricity needs change dependant on the time of day and the season.


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Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU097 (6); ACSPH012 (11/12); ACSPH015 (11/12); ACSPH037 (11/12); ACSPH038 (11/12); ACSPH039 (11/12); ACSPH040 (11/12); ACSPH041 (11/12); ACSPH042(11/12)

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