Fossil-fuel power station facts for kids
A fossil-fuel power station is a power station that makes electricity by burning certain fuels. Its machines change the heat energy that comes from burning the fuels into mechanical energy. The mechanical energy is then used to work an electrical generator. The generator makes the electricity. The fuels used in these kind of power stations are fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas. There are environmental impacts from the burning of fossil fuels.
- Coal-fired power station
- Gas-fired power station
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The 5,400 MW Bełchatów Power Station in Poland – one of the world's largest coal-fired power stations.
Coal-fired power plants provide about 39 percent of consumed electricity in the United States, as of March 2016. This is the Castle Gate Plant near Helper, Utah.
480 megawatt GE H series power generation gas turbine
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