07 March, 2007

Thermal power plant,Advantages and Disadvantages

A generating station which converts heat energy of coal combustion in to electrical energy is known as Thermal power plant or Steam power plant. Some of its advantages and disadvantages are given below.

Advantages
  1. The fuel used is quite cheap.
  2. Less initial cost as compared to other generating plants.
  3. It can beinstalled at any place iirespective of the existence of coal. The coal can be transported to the site of the plant by rail or road.
  4. It require less space as compared to Hydro power plants.
  5. Cost of generation is less than that of diesel power plants.
Disadvantages
  1. It pollutes the atmosphere due to production of large amount of smoke and fumes.
  2. It is costlier in running cost as compared to Hydro electric plants.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thx for the post, it helped me in my assignment in science. But i advice for you to add some descriptions on thermal powerplant. again thank you

brad said...

use of thermal energy is not gonna last 4eva. we need to realise that and make the worldwide leaders aware of the energy crisis. We should be investing in alternative sources of energy instead of depleting our coal reserves. The USA and bush should stop the war in the Middle East and they should instead be thinking of other fuels. They need to realise the oil price will only increase!!! they're dumb