Introduction: Power Games: How Cities Work (01:21)
This brief overview of electricity supply and demand orients viewers with excerpts from the upcoming program.
Vegas and New York (02:40)
Explore the Fremont Street LED show in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York City consumes more electricity per day than the entire country of Greece.
Aerial Power Line Repair (10:23)
Follow along with a high voltage repair team that works on power lines from a helicopter. Pilot Vinnie Carchia and lineman Ryan Hill take many precautions to complete the task safely.
Biomass Fuel (03:32)
The Tilbury power station converted from fossil fuels to biomass fuels in 2011. Learn how the generators work and follow along with the engineering team as they fix a leak in the boiler.
Power Station Maintenance (06:58)
The Tilbury power station supplies about 1.5 million homes with electricity. Procuring enough pellets from sustainable sources could eventually be a problem. The team fixes a couple of conveyor belt problems.
Solar Power in Vegas (07:33)
Learn about the construction of a solar thermal power plant in the Nevada desert. Solar energy heats salt which creates steam that turns turbines to create electricity.
Wind Power in the UK (08:13)
Learn about the construction of the Middlemoor Wind Farm in Northumberland. The wind that makes it a good site for the farm also impedes construction.
Tunnels in London (06:58)
London engineers are constructing a new underground superhighway to replace the old power grid. Follow along and learn about the construction process.
Fremont Street Experience (01:53)
Go behind the scenes of the five-block LED show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn about the control system and LED maintenance.
Credits: Power Games: How Cities Work (00:35)
Credits: Power Games: How Cities Work
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