power plant

noun

Definition of power plant

1 : an electric utility generating station
2 : an engine and related parts supplying the motive power of a self-propelled object (such as a rocket or automobile)

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Prominent structures in peril include the Osburger Cabin Cultural Site, the Verizon communication site on Horn Peak. and two power plants at Iron Gate Reservoir and Copco Lake Reservoir. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Deadly Klamathon fire continues to grow near Oregon border," 8 July 2018 That'll probably be said by the same Democrats who still think the hollow talking points that work at fundraisers in Manhattan penthouses also resonate with the boys sweeping the boiler decks at Kyger Creek and Gavin power plants in Gallipolis. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Why Sherrod Brown could be Democrats' best hope for defeating Donald Trump," 6 July 2018 For this reason, as the fracking industry has eaten into Big Coal’s market share over the past decade, C02 emissions at U.S. power plants have fallen by more than 25 percent. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Natural Gas Is Hurting the Climate More Than We Thought," 22 June 2018 From the beginning, the administration has been exploring unprecedented avenues for bailing out coal and nuclear power plants. Basav Sen, Fortune, "Trump Thinks Propping Up Failing Coal Is a ‘National Security’ Emergency," 31 May 2018 Ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides — created by burning fossil fuels, and power plants and other industries — combine in sunlight. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Philly has a smog problem. Will Scott Pruitt's EPA say so?," 20 Mar. 2018 Utilities were monitoring these facilities, which store toxic waste from coal-burning power plants. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Florence Drenches North Carolina, Leaving Five Dead and Causing Widespread Outages," 14 Sep. 2018 Kavanaugh also struck down an EPA rule governing cross-border pollution from power plants and stayed the measure's effect, though the ruling was later overturned by the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Kennedy in the majority. chicagotribune.com, "Trump nominee Kavanaugh could usher in even more business-friendly era on Supreme Court," 10 July 2018 In another case, the high court reversed Kavanaugh's decision and upheld an Obama administration policy requiring 28 upwind states to slash emissions from power plants because of their downwind effects. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of power plant

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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power plant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of power plant

: a building or group of buildings in which electricity for a large area is produced

power plant

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Kids Definition of power plant

: a building in which electric power is generated

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