The definition of a power station has changed significantly in recent years, but it’s not always clear how exactly you define a pure, clean power plant.
A few definitions of power plants vary from state to state.
If you’ve been around the nuclear power industry for a while, you know what I mean.
Here’s a look at the most common definitions of pure power plants.1.
A power plant that’s completely unplugged from the grid.
Pure power plants, or PPSs, are energy-efficient, low-emissions facilities that use only electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass.
They’re a popular choice for wind farms and solar arrays because they produce power at lower cost than traditional power plants and can be installed at less than 1 percent of the cost of a typical wind farm.
A PPS’s primary role is to reduce emissions of CO2, which accounts for about half of all U.S. CO2 emissions.
The EPA has designated the PPS as a carbon sink, meaning that it reduces the amount of carbon dioxide that’s released to the atmosphere.2.
A plant that produces electricity and is not connected to the grid by any means other than by a natural gas pipeline or an electric power transmission line.3.
A facility that uses electricity produced by a nuclear plant, which is an inherently less polluting power source than coal-fired power plants or natural gas-fired plants.4.
A natural gas plant that uses steam generated by natural gas to produce electricity.5.
A nuclear plant that is connected to an existing natural gas or nuclear power plant or facility through a nuclear power generation facility.6.
A coal-burning power plant whose primary role in the U..
S is to produce energy for the generation of electricity.7.
A water treatment plant that does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions and that provides for a water supply for the purpose of preventing pollution from water-related impacts.8.
A utility that supplies water and wastewater to the electricity generation facility and does not use any fossil fuels.9.
A hydropower plant that generates electricity for generating electricity.10.
A gas-fuelled power plant used to generate electricity.11.
A solar power plant with a combined-cycle thermal power plant and a battery storage facility.12.
A photovoltaic power plant in which solar energy is captured and stored and used to produce power from the sun.13.
A geothermal power plant where a thermal and/or geothermal energy source is used to supply the electricity.14.
A biomass-fusion power plant operated as a biomass-fueled plant.
The U. S. Energy Information Administration’s definition of power plant includes any natural gas generating facility that produces power at a net-zero cost.
The energy-efficiency requirement is not a requirement in the definition.15.
A renewable energy facility that generates energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geysers and other forms of renewable energy.16.
A waste-to-energy facility that provides energy to power plants that are either partially or completely un-connected to the energy grid.17.
A wind farm that uses wind turbines and generators to generate power.18.
A thermal power facility that converts thermal energy into electricity.19.
A landfill that uses landfill gas to generate energy.20.
A hydroelectric facility that combines geothermal, hydroelectric, tidal, tidal-based and other energy sources.21.
A marine-fishery facility that operates to capture and use marine and aquatic materials.22.
A storage facility that holds water and/