Thermal Power Plants generate Energy from Fossil Fuels


Advantages of Thermal Power Plants

  • Making Energy from Thermal Power plants is easy
  • The fuel used (coal) is cheap
  • Thermal Power Plant can be set up anywhere near fuel and water supply
  • It requires less space as compared to the hydroelectric power station


Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants

  • Thermal Power Plants use Fossil Fuels to generate electricity, and these fossil fuels causes pollution
  • A large water source is required to convert water into steam
  • It has low overall efficiency
  • Its maintenance cost is high


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CA Maninder Singh
CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo