2nd October 2019


What is thermal energy for electricity?

Thermal generation refers to the process of generating electricity from heat. There are four thermal energy fuels: coal, natural gas, wood waste and geo-thermal. Strictly speaking, nuclear power is also thermal energy fuel, but it is set aside in a class of its own because of it's unique traits.

Similarly one may ask, how does a thermal power plant work?

Thermal power plants use water as working fluid. Nuclear and coal based power plants fall under this category. In a thermal power plant a steam turbine is rotated with help of high pressure and high temperature steam and this rotation is transferred to a generator to produce electricity.
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