Definition of power station in English:

power station


  • An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution.

    • ‘One of the guys who runs the power station hasn't been paid in nine months, but he keeps doing his job.’
    • ‘The hardest part is to capture the carbon dioxide in the power station instead of pumping it into the air.’
    • ‘Rather than build the development to match the surrounding homes, it's been built to match the power station.’
    • ‘The reason we used it is that there used to be a power station there.’
    • ‘When you burn it in a power station you release that carbon dioxide back to the atmosphere.’
    • ‘He is a machine fitter and has been helping the British Engineers bring the power station back on line.’
    • ‘It takes time to build a power station, and the current supply is dictated by decisions made five or so years ago.’
    • ‘But if a power station is developed, pressure will be increased on the National Assembly.’
    • ‘They were planning to visit a power station in the country for work.’
    • ‘He said an American company had agreed to build a power station there which would be of immense benefit to the area.’
    • ‘He dammed the loch, built a power station, and began installing what was to become the most sophisticated fish farm in the world.’
    • ‘Talk was that they were building an electric power station a couple of miles up river.’
    • ‘If the scheme goes ahead the huge complex will be built on land that was occupied by a previous power station until the 1980s.’
    • ‘But the industry believes that it should go somewhere where there has already been a nuclear power station.’
    • ‘This natural dam was consolidated and a power station installed in more recent times.’
    • ‘The power station built by Japanese grant aid began generating electricity in 1960.’
    • ‘The scheme will generate its own electricity, from its own power station.’
    • ‘The group used the website to sell goods bearing the image and name of the power station, and it hoped to expand its retail operation.’
    • ‘You cannot switch a nuclear power station on and off at will, like rival energy sources, to exploit periods of peak demand.’
    • ‘He says the power station prides itself on being a good neighbour and intends to be a vital part of the local community for years to come.’


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