Starfield: Alternating Currents [Location & Rewards]

A complete walkthrough of the main storyline quest, Alternating Currents in Starfield.

Alternating Currents Starfield is a quest of the main storyline where players have to find evidence regarding the power drainage in The Well. The mission Alternating Currents is located at the New Atlantis on planet Jemison. As you reach the area known as The Well, look for a lady known as Louisa Reyez. Follow her through, and you will complete the Alternating Currents main quest.

Key Takeaways
  • Alternating Currents Starfield is a main storyline-related quest on Jemison Planet.
  • While exploring, players meet Louisa Reyez, who tasks them with investigating power drainage in The Well.
  • In the quest, players search for evidence pointing to the culprit behind the power issues.
  • At the quest’s end, players choose to give evidence to Zoe or Louisa, with no impact on the outcome.

What Is Alternating Currents In Starfield?

Louisa and Zoe inside the Trade Authority Office
Louisa and Zoe inside the Trade Authority Office
Important: This is a quest where players have to investigate the power drainage in The Well.

One thing I’ve learned is that Louisa and Zoe are the two important characters of this quest. However, the quest also has two different endings. After players investigate the power drainage in The Well, they will get their hands on the evidence regarding whoever is behind the power drainage. Once players get back to the Trade Authority Office with the evidence, I recommend either handing it over to Zoe or Louisa. 

How To Start Alternating Currents?

Talking to Louisa
Talking to Louisa

Right after you complete the mission “Tapping the Grid,” go and talk to Louisa Reyez. It is where a new mission known as “Alternating Currents” will be added to the quest list. Just as Louisa suspected, the Trade Authority is behind the power drainage at The Well. However, you have to find evidence to prove that. 

Following Louisa

Following Louisa
Following Louisa

Once you are done talking to Louisa, she will ask you to follow her to the Trade Authority Office, where you will meet Zoe. Louisa and Zoe will have a conversation regarding the power drainage at The Well. And Zoe will ask you to go and look for more evidence regarding the power drainage. 

Locating Junction Box 36B

To locate Junction Box 36B, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Get out of the Trade Authority Office and take a left turn. 
  2. On the left, you will see stairs.
  3. Climb up these stairs and keep moving forward.
    Climbing Stairs to the Left
    Climbing Stairs to the Left
  4. Once you reach the stairs where you have to climb down, take a right turn through the hallway.
  5. As you come across the signboard, “Upper Level,” take a left turn and climb up the stairs.
    Climbing up the Upper Level Stairs
     Climbing up the Upper-Level Stairs
  6. Keep following the quest marker until you reach the broken ledge.
    Broken Ledge
    Broken Ledge
  7. Jump across the ledge, and the Junction Box will be right in front.
    Junction Box 36B
     Junction Box 36B
  8. Activate the Junction Box 36B.

Locating Junction Box 47B

Junction Box 36B
Junction Box 36B

After activating the Junction Box 36B, follow the quest marker, and it will lead you to the next junction box, which is 47B. Activate the junction box, and Zoe will ask you to find the next junction box. However, the next junction box is not located in The Well.

Locating Junction Box 101F

To find Junction Box 101F, thoroughly follow the steps listed below:

  1. Take the stairs on the left and get to the lower level.
  2. Follow the quest marker, and it will lead you to an elevator.
    Using Elevator
     Using Elevator
  3. I suggest using the elevator to get to the Spaceport
  4. From the Spaceport, use the Transit Car to get to the Residential District.
    Using Transit Car
    Using Transit Car
  5. Follow the marker through the Residential District, and it will lead you to Junction Box 101F.
    Junction Box 101F
    Junction Box 101F
  6. However, this is where Zoe will make you an offer and will ask you to hand over the evidence to her instead of Louisa

Finding Evidence

  1. After you activate the Junction Box 101F, get into the Athena Tower right behind you. 
  2. Use the elevator to reach the Apartment area.
    Using Athena Tower Elevator
    Using Athena Tower Elevator
  3. Digipick the locked door on the left.
    Digipicking Locked Apartment
    Lockpick the Locked Apartment
  4. Get inside the apartment and download the evidence files from the unauthorized computer.
    Downloading Evidence Files
    Downloading Evidence Files

Rewards

Now that you’ve uncovered evidence about the power drainage at The Well, choose between Louisa or Zoe to hand it over. Your decision won’t impact the ending, and the reward is a fixed 2500 Credits, regardless of your choice. This concludes my guide, offering a complete walkthrough for the Alternating Currents quest, a key part of the main storyline. In this mission, players must obtain evidence to identify the culprit responsible for the power drainage in The Well.

While you are at it, make sure to check out other Starfield guides as well. Guides such as All Skill Tree Guide, Best Companion in Starfield, All Powers and Effects, and many more have been covered, which can prove to be very helpful as you progress throughout Starfield. 

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