How a Power Station Works

COAL FIRED POWER STATIONS

What is a power station?

Power stations play a great role in our everyday lives. From our washing machines to kettles, we rely on electricity to enable for us to use our devices and home appliances. Power stations take natural resources and produce electricity for us to use. Without power stations, we wouldn't be able to see in the dark or use heaters in Winter.

Coal-fired stations

There are many different types of power stations in the world. For example, a coal-fired station produces electricity by burning fuel in a boiler, thus converting water to steam.


The steam goes into a turbine that triggers the turbine shaft. The turbine shaft is connected to an electrical generator, therefore creating electricity as the shaft turns.




A condenser changes the steam that was previously used back to its original state: water. The water is then reused in the boiler.

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