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Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants

Every aspect of our lives run on energy. Energy that we harness from our surroundings. And with the increase in our dependency on these energy resources, the conversation has shifted towards greener alternatives and sustainable resources - especially due to climate change. Are conventional energy sources going to take a backseat now? Let us look at one of the many conventional energy generation sources - thermal power plants. This article will discuss its workings as well as the advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS IT? A thermal power plant or station is an electrical facility that uses any source of thermal (heat) energy and converts it into electric energy. Thermal energy is basically harnessing heat and converting it into electricity generation. And a thermal power plant uses steam i...