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power plant

n.
1. A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam. Also called generating station, power station.
2. All the equipment, including structural members, that constitutes a unit power source: the power plant of a ship.

power plant

n
1. (Electrical Engineering) the complex, including machinery, associated equipment, and the structure housing it, that is used in the generation of power, esp electrical power
2. (Electrical Engineering) the equipment supplying power to a particular machine or for a particular operation or process

pow′er plant`


n.
1. a plant, including engines, dynamos, etc., and the building or buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.
2. the machinery for supplying power for a particular mechanical process or operation.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power plant - an electrical generating stationpower plant - 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
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There was a great steam power plant and an electricity plant.
So I bade farewell for ever to the adventure-path, and went out to the power plant of one of our Oakland street railways.
Electric power plants were installed, and his workings were lighted as well as run by electricity.
Kamalvandi said that two or three small nuclear power plants could also be built beside each other and form a mid-size power plant.
The 18 power plants are the 20 -megawatt (MW) Tanjung Pinang Power Plant, the 14 MW Tanah Grogot Power Plant, the 14 MW Ketapang Power Plant, the 11 MW Pangkalan Bun Power Plant, the 12 MW Lampung Tengah Power Plant, the 12 MW Tanjung Balai Karimun Power Plant, the 12 MW Kalianda Power Plant, the 50 MW Pontianak Power Plant, the 200 MW Jenepono Power Plant, the 12 MW Gorontalo Power Plant, the 11 MW Tembilahan Power Plant, the 11 MW Rengat Power Plant, the 200 MW Kuala Tanjung Power Plant, the 20 Molo Tabu Power Plant, the 10 MW Manippi Power Plant, the 55 MW Kaltim Power Plant, the 200 MW Banjarsari Power Plant and the 225 MW Keban Agung Power Plant.
MD, PEPCO also informed that 3-Power plants including JINCO, Attock Power Plant and Malakand three-Power Plant have already been completed and from these plants 546MW electricity have been inducted into national Grid, while electricity generation from Orient Power Plant, Atlas Power Plant and Samundari Road power plant will be started from August and work on Nishat Power plant, Fauji Mari Power plant, Muridkey Power Plant, Sahiwal Power and on Guddu Power Plant will be completed till October 2009, he maintained.
While he agreed current capacity should suffice until 2012, Quinones pointed out that, because a new power plant can take five or six years to go online, it is in the city's and state's interest to expedite the reinstatement of Article X.
Thus, countries with government-owned electric utilities have an advantage in new power plant construction because they can fund investments more easily than investor-owned utilities, which are subject to the capital markets and the demand for rapid returns on investments.
As part of its promise to eliminate coal-fired electricity production, the Ontario government recently announced the closure of Atikokan's coal-fired power plant and the conversion of Thunder Bay's coal facility to natural gas, a more expensive and scarcer fuel.
BURBANK - City officials on Thursday celebrated the completion of a $234 million power plant that took five years to build and will provide electricity to six cities, from Colton to Pasadena.
In the 2000 campaign, Bush effectively signed on to the potential deal, pledging both to revamp new source review and to support market-based legislation to cap power plant emissions of four smokestack pollutants, including carbon dioxide.
Why was the Lake Michigan coastal city of Manistee, population 6,600, targeted for a $700 million, 425 megawatt coal-powered electric power plant, the largest proposed in Michigan in two decades?