Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. an industrial complex where electricity is produced.
A power station, also referred to as a generating station, power plant, powerhouse, or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. Most power stations contain one or more generators, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power. The relative motion between a magnetic field and a conductor creates an electrical current. The energy source harnessed to turn the generator varies widely. Most power stations in the world burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas to generate electricity. Others use nuclear power, but there is an increasing use of cleaner renewable sources such as solar, wind, wave and hydroelectric.
A power station is a facility for the generation of electric power.
Power Station may also refer to:
- Power (UTA station), Utah
- Power Station (Taiwanese band), a Taiwanese musical group
- The Power Station (band), a British/American pop group
- The Power Station (album), the first album by The Power Station
- The Power Station (TV channel), in Britain
- Avatar Studios, a recording studio in New York formerly known as "The Power Station"
- Kraftwerk (German for "power station"), an avant-garde German musical group
Power Station is a Taiwanese rock duo, composed of Yu Chiu-hsin and Yen Chih-lin, both of the Paiwan tribe of Taiwan's Pingtung County. Their music is characterized by their fast-paced rock ballads, as well as their electrifying rock anthems. Their looks and long hair stand out from the mainstream Chinese pop scene because of their resemblance to typical western Heavy Metal musicians. In 2001, Power Station released their first album on the Grand Music label (later known as HIM International Music), Walking along Jhonghsiao East Street Nine Times. The title track of that album (Chinese version of song from 1997 "Takie tango" by Budka Suflera) won the Silver Award for Best Mandarin Song at the 24th RTHK Top Ten Golden Song Awards.