n. A power plant that obtains its primary energy from the heat generated in nuclear reaction.
A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical in all conventional thermal power stations the heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to an electric generator which produces electricity. , the IAEA report there are 435 nuclear power reactors in operation operating in 31 countries. Nuclear power stations are usually considered to be base load stations, since fuel is a small part of the cost of production. Their operations and maintenance (O&M) and fuel costs are, along with hydropower stations, at the low end of the spectrum and make them suitable as base-load power suppliers. The cost of spent fuel management, however, is somewhat uncertain.
Usage examples of "nuclear power plant".
Maybe the ship was on fire, maybe the nuclear power plant had gone out of kilter.
The noise was the same frequencies as those of a nuclear power plant, but quite a bit louder than those on an Ohio-class.
Ricks was a product of the Nuclear Navy's obsession with the nuclear power plant.
A small, thousand-kilowatt nuclear power plant was installed at the outer perimeter of the camp, while a large satellite dish had been mounted atop the central hut.
A solid core reactor rocket with hydrogen as reaction mass has an EJV more than double the best chemical fuel rocket, but the nuclear power plant itself has substantial mass.
Five men and their equipment to the nuclear power plant at Serdobsk.
A phone call should have tipped us off that terrorists were about to seize a nuclear power plant?
The rest of the circle was dark, except for the distant lights of Skilk, where the nuclear power plant was apparently still functioning in native hands.
Beyond it she could see a cluster of equipment: the bulky form of the tethered O 'Neill, and the coiling lines leading to Malenfant's illegal nuclear power plant, now installed somewhere over the horizon of Cruithne.
She looked to one side and saw the huge cooling towers of a nuclear power plant.