In a thermal power plant, either coal or oil is used to heat a boiler to convert water into steam. The steam is used to turn a turbine, which is connected to a generator. When the turbine turns, electricity is generated and given as output by the generator, and is then supplied to consumers through high-voltage power lines.
Some thermal plants also use natural gas to turn the turbine. The gas is ignited and burned and the heat creates pressure that turns the turbine.
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