City-management simulators give you the opportunity to put up schools, hospitals, and even entire industrial districts in your very own metropolis. But after these establishments have been built, you’ll need a power source to keep them running. That’s why we’ve come up with this Cities: Skylines 2 electricity guide to help keep your city connected to the grid.
Providing electricity to your citizens is just one of many ways to keep your citizens happy in Cities: Skylines 2. In fact, not only will you need to keep everyone connected to the grid, but you’ll also want to keep everyone connected to the internet.
But with everything the game lets you do to take care of your city and its inhabitants, getting access to Cities: Skylines 2 electricity is one of the first things you should get done. So, let’s take a closer look at how to do just that.
How to get electricity in Cities: Skylines 2
To get electricity in Cities Skylines 2, you’ll need to set up several different infrastructures across your city like power plants, transformer stations, and roads.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up the power grid for your city.
- Build a power plant.
- Build a transformer station.
- Have high-voltage power cables to connect your power plant to a transformer station.
- Build roads from your transformer station to your different buildings.
Roads in Cities: Skylines 2 will also have low-voltage cables attached to them, making it possible to distribute power to the homes and offices of your citizens. You’ll still need to do regular checks on your city’s grid though, since demand for electricity will fluctuate throughout your progress.
You will also have the option to import electricity by connecting your power lines to those of a nearby city. This is a great way to meet the demand for electricity in emergencies.
Types of power plants in Cities: Skylines 2
The first Cities: Skylines offered a variety of options for your city’s power source and they’ll be coming back in the sequel. Here are the different structures you can build to help power up your city.
- Transformer station
- Wind turbine
- Coal power plant
- Gas power plant
- Emergency battery station
- Geothermal power plant
- Solar power plant
- Hydroelectric power plant
Of course, each of these plants will have their own set of pros and cons and the availability of some will depend on your city’s geographical surroundings.
And that’s our guide on getting electricity in Cities: Skylines 2. If you need some more help with progressing your city, you might also want to check out our guides on fixing sewage backup and emptying landfills.