Episode 5: Electricity in the home

Learn all about the fascinating world of energy with Enn and Gee!

EnnUh oh, ENN and GEE are stuck on our planet – a long way from their home on Planet Zog.

They’ll need energy to get home – and lots of it!

Now where on earth are they going to find energy?

How does electricity get into our homes?


All of the gadgets that you have been using get their energy through plugs that you’ve connected to sockets in the wall.

Electricity is fed to these sockets through cables under the floorboards or within the walls.

In turn, these cables connect up with even bigger cables that are under the streets. There’s nearly fourteen THOUSAND kilometres of em!


The UK has over seven thousand kilometres of overhead wires carried between pylons. 

These power lines criss-cross the country carrying the electricity to where it’s needed. And it isn’t just homes. Electricity powers trains and factories, schools and street lights.


There are over 50 power stations in the UK.  They’re often found in the countryside or near the coast – normally far away from where people live.

Electricity that’s made at a power station is a bit like a stream of tiny charged particles that are fed into those cables. Just think of it as a massive river running around the country.

Tune in to hear Enn and Gee’s Energy Challenge at 12pm!

Enn and Gee’s Energy Challenge – with the National Grid’s Bringing Energy to Life programme!


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