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What is Thermal Power Station or Steam Power Station?Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Station

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Station


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Advantages:-
  1. The thermal power station can be located close to the load center.
  2. Higher economic size of unit may be used.
  3. As compared to other generating stations, initial cost is very low.
  4. Production cost of thermal power station is low due to cheaper fuel.

 

Disadvantages:-
  1. For thermal power station, Land requirements is high.
  2. Fuel and ash handling is difficult.
  3. Maintenance of thermal power station is complicated.
  4. The thermal power station pollutes the atmosphere.
  5. Start up time of thermal power station is longer.

 

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