QLD Resources Council

Coal Fired Energy Plant

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Steam is piped under pressure to the turbine where it spins the turbine at 3000 rpm. The turbine spins the shaft.

The turbine shaft spins a magnetised coil inside a stationery coil of woven wires in the generator to generate electricity.

Electricity is converted to a high voltage so it can travel along power lines into our homes

Cold water is pumped into steel pipes where it is heated in the boiler by the heat from the burning coal to make steam.

Coal is transported along a conveyor belt and crushed

After mining, coal is stockpiled and collected by the reclaimer