Fuel used in the thermal power plant is ________.

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

1. Uranium

2. Fossil fuel

3. Water

4. Bio-mass

A power station where heat energy is converted into electric power is called Thermal Power Plant. The generated electric power is transmitted for household and commercial applications. The energy source of thermal power plants is fossil fuel, solar energy, nuclear power, geothermal power, biofuels, and waste incineration.

Answer: Fuel used in the thermal power plant is a fossil fuel.

The exhaustible natural resources such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas which is limited in nature are called fossil fuel. They were developed from the dead remains of living organisms. Coal is fossil fuel because it is formed by the slow process of conversion of dead vegetation. Another fossil fuel is Natural gas which is stored under high pressure as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Advantages of Fossil Fuels

Following are the advantages of fossil fuels:

  • They produce heat on burning and hence play an important role in human development.

  • Fossil fuel like natural gas is a valuable resource for obtaining CNG and helium.

  • They have the capacity to generate a huge amount of electricity.

  • Fossil fuels are cost-effective.

  • They have a high calorific value.


Fuel used in the thermal power plant is ________.

Fuel used in the thermal power plant is a fossil fuel.

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