ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ELECTRICITY IN OUR LIFE
To maintain the life of the human community, and in order to facilitate the life, many important inventions were discovered. There is no doubt that the most important of these inventions is electricity, which we depend on in the current modern time. We better understand the importance of electricity in our life during a few minutes of power outages we encounter. The people’s social life almost stops in power outages. They do not know what to do. They cannot carry out activities thay made a habit of. For instance, computer and television, that we are addicted to, are the best examples of these. This is an indicator of how much electricity is important in our lives.
Being a universal energy resource, electricity is obtained from methods such as solar power, hydropower, wind power, natural gas, and the like. All devices which facilitate our life and impact a big portion of our life require electricity. Computers and televisions which we never quit looking at, mobile phones which we never unhand, white goods such as washing machine, dishwashing machine which allow us to work less, all reuire electricity. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we use electricity at home, office or school until the time we go to bed in the evening.
The project called “Energy Kid” is one of the most important practices realized in this field. This project instills the importance of the energy to children, who will become the next generation in years. While doing this, the meaning of the energy, its role in our life, its efficient use are presented to children with both educational and entertaining programs. While informing about electricity efficiency, it does not mean sitting in the darkness by turning off the lights, remaining in the cold by stopping off the heaters. What the efficiency means here is using the electricity where and when it is needed, learning to turn iunless it is needed.
As seen, electricity is a different kind of energy from any kind of energy. It is an energy which cannot be produced without consuming. It means that consumption is required for production. However, what is important here is to be a conscious consumer. In this respect, it is aimed to identify energy aving programs and to provide trainings by experts within the country.