• Question: How is energy sent into our homes and buildings?

    Asked by grew021ace to Olga, Madhumidha, Connor, Canice, Aruna, Anthony on 9 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Aruna Chandrasekar

      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 9 Mar 2020:

      Electrical energy is sent through electrical cables, through a electricity supply company that ensures every house has an electrical connection.
      Gas is sent to homes also through pipelines, and a transmission network that ensures that the gas is delivered to the house.

    • Photo: Connor McGookin

      Connor McGookin answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      In addition, a lot of houses in Ireland still use oil which has to be delivered to houses by truck and then stored in a tank. Or solid fuel such as coal, peat and wood can be bought in most big supermarkets during the winter months.