Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Introduction to Thermal Power plants

A Power Plant is used to convert one form of energy to mechanical energy through different reactions & processes. The energy may be Coal, Oil, Gas, Wind, Water, Solar, Nuclear, Ocean thermal, Wave, Geothermal energy. The mechanical energy is further converted into Electrical energy with the help of generators.

A Power Plant is of great importance in residential as well as in industrial sector, as electricity is one of the basic needs of today’s life. May large industries produce electricity by their own power plants, whereas in residential sector & small industries usually buy electricity either from government or from independent power producers.         

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