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 `what is the purpoes of transmitting electricity at high voltage`
 ```Howdy stephenj8a-ga, The purpose to try to offset that pesky ol' resistance. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Electric power transmission http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission "It is necessary to transmit the electricity at high voltage to reduce the fraction of energy lost. For a given amount of power transmitted, a higher voltage reduces the current and thus the resistive losses in the conductor. Long distance transmission is typically done with overhead lines at voltages of 110 to 1200 kV." The following is some text from a University of Virginia "slide show" on the topic, and which charts the process. http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/lecture%20slides/electric%20power%20distribution.pdf "... Power Transmission = Power delivered to a city is: power delivered = current · voltage drop = Power wasted in transmission wires is: power wasted = resistance · current2 = For efficient power transmission: ? Use low-resistance wires (thick, short copper) ? Use low current and high voltage drop ..." If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask. Search strategy: Google search on: electricity transmission "high voltage" ://www.google.com/search?q=electricity+transmission+%22high+voltage%22 Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher``` Clarification of Answer by denco-ga on 12 Nov 2006 13:49 PST ```Apologies, but: "The purpose to try to offset that pesky ol' resistance." should have read: "The purpose is to try to offset that pesky ol' resistance."```