Power Generation Plants

A Power Generation Plant is a facility designed to produce electric energy from another form of energy, such as:

Figure 1. Power Generation Plant to transmission line
Figure 1. Power Generation Plant to transmission line
  • Heat (thermal) energy generated from:
    • fossil fuels;
      • coal
      • petroleum
      • natural gas
    • solar thermal energy
    • geothermal energy
    • nuclear energy
  • Potential energy from falling water in a hydroelectric facility
  • Wind energy
  • Solar electric from solar (photovoltaic) cells
  • Chemical energy from:
    • fuel cells
    • batteries

    There are many different types of electric power generating plants. The major types generating electric power today are shown below.
    Figure 2. Fossil fuel power plant

    Figure 2. Fossil fuel power plant


    Figure 3. Hydroelectric power plant

    Figure 3. Hydroelectric power plant
    Figure 4. Solar thermal power plant

    Figure 4. Solar thermal power plant


    Figure 5. Nuclear power plant

    Figure 5. Nuclear power plant


    Figure 6. Geothermal power plant

    Figure 6. Geothermal power plant


    Figure 7. Wind power towers

    Figure 7. Wind power towers
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