Activity › Discussion › Science & Technology › Which are different ways for producing electricity. › Reply To: Which are different ways for producing electricity.
EdutuberMemberMay 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm::
Electrical industry consists of mainly three key components which are generation, transmission and consumption. The major component among the three components is generation. Electricity is generated in power stations using many methods.
1. Hydroelectric power stations
2. Nuclear power stations.
3. Wind powered power stations
4. Solar power stations
5. Geothermal power station
6. Tidal energy power stations
Among these, hydroelectric power station is the most common. It consists of creating electricity by rotating the turbine using the force of water flow from dams. This method is widely criticized due its vast effect on wildlife. The water stored in the dam is directed to the turbine using pen stocks. The rotating turbine creates electricity which is stored in generators. In nuclear power stations,heat energy released from nuclear fission is used to create steam which rotates the turbine. In wind powered power stations, kinetic energy from the wind is used to create electrical energy. The amount of energy created is determined by the speed of the wind. Indora power station solar energy is converted into electric electrical energy and stored in generators. In geothermal power stations the hot current of steam formed under the surface of earth is used to create electrical energy. In tidal energy power stations, the energy created due to the tides at the ocean is used to create electricity. In tidal energy power stations, it is often criticized for the destruction of aquatic life .