Advantages and disadvantages of thermal power plant

Advantages of thermal power plant are:

  • Thermal power station has less initial cost as compared to hydro-electric generating station.
  • It requires less space as compared to the hydro-electric power station.
  • The fuel cost is less as compared to gas.
  • Hung amount of power can be generated by TPS.
  • The cost of generation is less as compared to diesel power station.

Disadvantages of thermal power plant are:

  • The running cost of thermal power station is more as compared to hydro power station.
  • It pollutes the atmosphere due to production of large amount of smoke and fumes.
  • Maintenance cost is more.
  • Skilled persons are required for erecting and maintaining the power station.
  • Land requirement is more for storage of coal and ash.
Thermal power plant

Thermal power plant

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