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power station

power station

n
(Electrical Engineering) an electrical generating station

pow′er sta`tion


n.
a power plant that generates and distributes electricity.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power station - an electrical generating stationpower station - an electrical generating station  
busbar, bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
power grid, power system, grid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
turbogenerator - generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power
wind energy facility, wind farm, wind park - a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity
Translations
مَحَطَّة طاقَه كَهْرُبائِيَّه
elektrárna
elværkkraftværk
erõmûerőmű
orkustöî
elektráreň
kraftverk
elektrik santralı

power station

ncentrale f elettrica

power

(ˈpauə) noun
1. (an) ability. A witch has magic power; A cat has the power of seeing in the dark; He no longer has the power to walk.
2. strength, force or energy. muscle power; water-power; (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
3. authority or control. political groups fighting for power; How much power does the Queen have?; I have him in my power at last
4. a right belonging to eg a person in authority. The police have the power of arrest.
5. a person with great authority or influence. He is quite a power in the town.
6. a strong and influential country. the Western powers.
7. the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times. 2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
ˈpowered adjective
supplied with mechanical power. The machine is powered by electricity; an electrically-powered machine.
ˈpowerful adjective
having great strength, influence etc. a powerful engine; He's powerful in local politics.
ˈpowerfully adverb
ˈpowerfulness noun
ˈpowerless adjective
having no power. The king was powerless to prevent the execution.
ˈpowerlessness noun
power cut/failure
a break in the electricity supply. We had a power cut last night.
ˌpower-ˈdriven adjective
worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand.
power point
a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
power station
a building where electricity is produced.
be in power
(of a political party) to be the governing party.
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AGL provided this advance notice in April 2015 to avoid the volatility created by the sudden exit from the National Electricity Market of other coal-fired power stations.
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Energy supplies came from CEGB AS a retired electrical engineer I would like to point out to James Benton (Letters, November 25) that the power stations in England and Wales and the National Grid transmission system were actually operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board.
RWE has been investigating a range of emission reduction technologies for Aberthaw Power Station in order to extend the life of the South Wales coal plant and comply with further tightening on the levels of emissions from power stations may emit.
Talking to reporter he said that there Louse power stations, Doyan power station, Rattu power station and Perishing power station are supplying the electricity to the areas of Astore.
Limited and part of the Richards Westgarth Group as a mechanical fitter and junior supervisor where he worked at various power stations around the UK.