Electricity is one of the main gameplay elements in eCity since almost all buildings need electricity to function.
Electricity can be supplied by direct cable connection or by being adjacent to a powered building. (this can save a lot on cables)
In order to supply electricity to buildings the voltage must be "stepped down" to the correct voltage (high = red, medium = orange, or low = yellow), similar to real life. For example: a Solar Plant connects to a Medium Transformer and then to a residential house.
Be aware that it takes a few days in eCity for changes to take effect, so after making changes to your power grid unpause the game for a few moments to allow for changes to take effect.
However, in real life High voltage power lines are more efficient, whereas in eCity it may be more cost effective to minimize the length of high power lines in favor low power lines. This is due to the cost per month of maintaining the power lines.
|Cost||Cost per month||High Voltage Energy||Medium Voltage Energy||Low Voltage Energy||Pollution||Happiness|
|High Energy Transformer||1000||50||-1500||1500|
|Medium Energy Transformer||500||50||-500||500|
|HE power line||100||5|
|ME power line||25||4|
|LE power line||15||3|