The Electromagnet in the Generation of Electricity
Coils of wire are electromagnets, and revolve at 360 revolutions
per minute. This induces electricity in the fixed wires around
The generators in this plant are 'alternating current' generators
with twenty electromagnets spinning on each rotor. These electromagnets
are comprised of large iron oblongs wrapped with many coils of
copper wire. The wire is then electrified, making the iron cores
into magnets, or 'electromagnets.'
Each of these twenty coils then has a magnetic field, or 'flux',
around it, and as each flies past the fixed wires of the stator,
electricity is induced. Homes and businesses near here immediately
use this power for lights, televisions, computers, stoves, anything
that uses electricity.