electricity

noun
ADJECTIVE
high-voltage, low-voltage
mains (BrE)
static
cheap, low-cost
free
wholesale
clean, green (esp. BrE), renewable (esp. BrE)
solar, wind-generated
VERB + ELECTRICITY
create, generate, make, produce
deliver, provide, supply

The hydroelectric plant provides electricity for half the island's population.

have

All the houses now have electricity.

conduct

Metals conduct electricity well.

be powered by, consume, use
cut off, disconnect

Her electricity was cut off when she didn't pay her bill.

lose

More than a million customers lost electricity following the flooding.

restore

Crews did their best to restore electricity after the storm.

save

I switched the light off to save electricity.

sell
buy, purchase
ELECTRICITY + VERB
flow, run

Electricity flows through the wires in the circuit.

surge through sth
ELECTRICITY + NOUN
bill

Insulating your house could cut your electricity bill by half.

charges, costs, prices, rates (esp. AmE)

a 10% drop in electricity prices

meter (esp. BrE)
board (esp. BrE), company, industry, sector, supplier
supply
grid, network, system

The town will soon be connected to the national electricity grid.

market
consumption, demand, usage, use
shortage
crisis

the company's role in California's electricity crisis

blackout

A high-voltage fault sparked an electricity blackout.

generation, production
deregulation
generator, plant, substation (esp. BrE)
pylon (esp. BrE)
cable, line, wire

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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