In getting an overview about how Electrical Grids work, I was hoping to connect the dots from voltage up to the materials (used in modern electrical grids).
I am wondering if one could outline briefly the high-level materials / components used in building one. This could just be as simple as a stereotypical design, or a more modern idealistic one.
I am basically hoping to get introduced to the structure of some of the main pieces so I can look further. The wiki page only talks about voltage and distributing electricity. The Power station page has more of what I am looking for but doesn't describe materials/construction. As an example, my attempt at describing an electrical grid system is this: "An electrical grid is composed of a set of power stations (which generate the energy) and a set of wires? (which transmits the energy) to a green box in your neighborhood. The wires to the green box are wrapped in x rubber and made out of 70% copper and 30% x generally. They are on average 1-inch thick, so they can carry x voltage. The power station stores the electricity in big batteries made out of x, surrounded by concrete to prevent electricity leakage. They have motors made out of x, y, and z typically too.." As you can see, I don't know what I am talking about lol, this was just a demo. Essentially, just a high-level intro to the materials and components when going from power station through the grid to the house. Thank you so much for your help. I know it sounds broad but I am really just hoping for a few sentences to get introduced and get started with learning more, given the terminology.
I have seen basic documentaries describing aspects of wind/solar/energy production, so I understand the gist of that. But hoping to put names to the materials of things so I can learn more about the physics of it.