Coal Fired Power Stations

And How They Work

What is a Coal-Fired Power Station?

Have you ever seen a power plant before? Maybe in a show like The Simpsons. Yes, a coal fired power station is like that power plant where Homer works at. Though, there is one major difference in function - coal fired power plants run on coal instead of chemical or nuclear energy.

How Do They Work?

Again, coal fired power stations don't run on nuclear energy. Instead, they go through a complicated and lengthy process called combustion. Combustion is when coal is burnt creating an abundance of heat. This massive heat boils a water source which creates steam. The steam then powers a turbine generator which converts the spinning movement into electricity.