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pow·er·house

 (pou′ər-hous′)
n.
1. One that possesses great force or energy: She is an editorial powerhouse.
2. A power plant.

powerhouse

(ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) an electrical generating station or plant
2. informal a forceful or powerful person or thing

pow•er•house

(ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
2. a person or group with great energy, strength, or potential for success.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powerhouse - a highly energetic and indefatigable personpowerhouse - a highly energetic and indefatigable person
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
self-starter - an energetic person with unusual initiative
2.powerhouse - a team considered to be the best of its class
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
3.powerhouse - an electrical generating stationpowerhouse - 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

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊəhaʊs] N (powerhouses (pl)) [ˈpaʊəhaʊzɪz]
1. (lit) → central f eléctrica
2. (fig) the town is the industrial powerhouse of Germanyel pueblo es el centro neurálgico de la industria alemana
he's a powerhouse of ideases una fuente inagotable de ideas
a hulking great powerhouse of a manuna auténtica mole de hombre

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊərhaʊs] n
(= country, city, organization) → poumon m industriel or commercial
an economic powerhouse → un poumon économique
(= person) → véritable pile f électrique
an intellectual powerhouse → une machine à penser
He has won a reputation as an intellectual powerhouse → Il s'est forgé une réputation de machine à penser.
a powerhouse of ideas → une machine à idées

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs] n (fig) (person) → persona molto dinamica
a powerhouse of ideas → una miniera di idee
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JHELUM -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday toured Magla Dam along with a delegation of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and reviewed all the issues of Mangla Power House, media reported.
The power house's three units have installed capacity of 50MW each and one of its units caught fire on July 20 last year.
The protesters were holding banners inscribed with slogans against WAPDA and PESCO for observing five hours load shedding despite generating 36 megawatt electricity from Golain power house. According to concerned officials, Wapda was forced to observe load shedding due to technical faults and losses on account of obsolete transmission lines.
The electricity production capacity has also increased as the Neelum Jhelum Power House with a production capacity of 960 Megawatt has been connected to the national grid station.
They said that at first when the work was resumed they were assured by the authorities that they would be given not only power supply from the power house but also special quotas for class four staff and they would be compensated.
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