Here, I will even add more stuff for you too look at.
Having said all that and so putting it all together, it looks like this.
A generator does not produce so called electricity, it does not produce charges. The entire wires, all the conductors, and the generator itself and everything around us is full of charges and that is a fact. A generator is simply a pump you can say. Just as a water pump does not produce water, a generator does not produce electricity either. It pumps electricity you can say. Electricity is already there. Electricity is another word for charges.
Now while water is pumped out of the system, out of the pipes basically; on the contrary with electricity charges stay in the system right where they are. If any charges leave from any particular place, the same amount flows right back. Round and round it goes like a flywheel. It is a closed system.
After it is all said and done. Photons, electromagnetic waves are produced and is absorbed, gone at the delivery checkpoint at the load if you will. At the source they arise from the electromagnetic field that surrounds the charges. When energy is worked into the field... what energy?
The work you put, turning that rotor, the conductor inside the magnetic field, disturbes the electromagnetic field, this causes the field to separate and it becomes what is called electromagnetic waves.
It is these waves that tranport that work you had put in. It simply transports your effort, your energy, which is made of combination of your inspiration, designing the system, all the sources, be it water or wind or you peddling it or whatever that cause the rotor, the conductor to turn and so on.
Once that energy is transported, the electromagnetic waves is gone, disspears, dies, it goes back into the field. However that energy moves on and takes on different forms. It is heat, it is mechanical, it is light, it is this, it is that.
It has many names, it was not created, nor destroyed, We give it different names just to talk to each other.
It is the stuff of the stuff. It in itself has no name. It is abstract and real all in one, that is energy.
Here is one for you. And the experts can correct me if I am wrong.
No one has seen a photon, a photon of light if you will or for that matter a photon of anything.
We don't see light, not by our eyes nor by an electron microscope. No such thing. Then what on earth are we seeing. What is seeing.
Check it out, when you see a wall, you are not seeing photons. What we see is what they call reflection. But did you ask reflection of what?
Aha, stay with that and see what happens.
It is not reflection of photons, it is meaningless. If that is true then you simply ask, " You mean I can't see the photons that go into the wall but I can see its relfection, the photons that come out of the wall?". It is meaningless.
So read this:
Photons deposit the energy on the wall as it gets absorbed. And so photons sacrifies itself to deliver the goods you can say.
What we see is the energy deposited by the photons. SEEING IS ENERGY.
That nameless energy.
Whatever photons that is not absorbed by the wall, reflected that is,termed as the color you see, no you don't see that, what you see is the imprints ( deposited energy) that is left behind and it is the experience called color.
Memories, experiences in whatever form, color, thoughts it is the stuff of energy.
Be it in the computer, the supposed memory it stores, a knot in a rope or whatever other forms....the stuff itself is energy.