Increase in voltage = decrease in current?? 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Electric power is transferred over large distances at very high voltages. Explain how the high voltage reduces power losses in the transmission lines. 2. Relevant equations V = IR P = VI 3. The attempt at a solution From searching on the web, many people say increase in voltage will naturally lead to decrease in current, thus reducing the power losses in the lines. With those equations, I cannot understand why a rise in voltage would lead to a drop in current, and not rise? Also, how does drop in current reduce the power loss?