Most Power Stations Use Steam to Drive a Turbine
The majority of the electricity we use is generated from the four NON-RENEWABLE sources of energy (coal, oil, natural and nuclear) in big power stations, which are all pretty much the same apart from the boiler. Learn the basic features of the typical power station shown here and also the nuclear reactor below.
Nuclear Reactors Are Just Fancy Boilers
A nuclear power station is mostly the same as a nuclear reactor, where nuclear fission produces heat to make steam to drive turbines, etc. The difference is in the boiler, as shown here below. Nuclear power stations take the longest time of all power stations to start up. Natural gas power stations take the shortest time.