electric substation
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CT: What is an electric substation?
Substations are a familiar sight alongside highways and in cities. Substations take the electricity from power plants and from the transmission lines and transform it from high to lower voltage. They distribute electricity to consumers and supervise and protect the distribution network to keep it working safely and efficiently, for example by using circuitbreakers (the industrial strength equivalent of the humble fuse) to cut power in case of a problem.

S: http://www.alstom.com/grid/about-us/understanding-electrical-grids/What-is-an-electric-substation/ (last access: 28 December 2014)

N: A station which is subsidiary to a central station and at which high-tension electricity from the central station is transformed to electricity lower in potential and converted if desired to continuous current or to alternating current of a different frequency.

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 28 December 2014)

SYN: substation, electrical substation.

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 28 December 2014)

CR: electrical energy