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# How is electricity made from water and coal?

Tazim asked: “How is electricity produced from coal and water?”

The question is whether

• “How is electricity produced from water and how is electricity produced from water?
• or
• How is electricity produced from coal and water TOGETHER?

Whatever,
Electricity can be produced from water using hydel (hydroelectric) power stations.

Water is also used in almost all power stations like thermal and nuclear where the heat produced is used to boil water to convert it into steamwhich is then used to rotate turbines to produce electricity.

Coal is often used as a fuel in thermoelectric power statiuons. the heat obtained by the burning of coal is used to boil water and to produce staem. the steam at high pressure is then utilized to rotate turbines and thus to produce lectricity in generators.