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How does coal produce electricity?

Updated: 9/11/2023
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Eviltechie

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Coal makes energy in 6 sorta simple steps.

1) The coal or natural gas is first burned for mainly thermal (or heat) energy.

2) That thermal energy is used to boil water and to produce steam.

3) That steam is then forced through a high pressure tube called a steam line.

4) The steam then pushes a turbine (which is very electrical and i don't know what goes on in there)

5) That turbine then produces electrical energy.

6) The electrical energy is transported to your home and then you use it for searching the internet on how coal makes energy! (how convenient!)

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