A power plant is a place where we produce electric power which is used for domestic and industrial purposes by using turbines.Now thermal power plant is a place where we produce electric power using steam produced from water.The thermal power plant works on Rankineconsists of Boiler, Nozzle, Turbine, Condensor,
boiler the water is converted into steam by heating the water at constant pressure. After this, the steam is sent to the nozzle, the pressure of steam is reduced by increasing the velocity of steam.Now the high-velocity steam is sent to the turbine.The steam strikes the turbine so that the rotor rotates by this work is developed.
A major part of developed work is used to run the generator. By this electric power is produced. Then steam is sent into the condenser where steam is converted into the water at constant pressure. Then the water is sent to pump. The water is pumped into a boiler and the cycle repeats.
The pump is run by work developed in a turbine.Thermal power plants are power stations which convert heat energy into electric energy. The thermal power plant is a collective term which includes fossil fuels, geothermal, solar and nuclear power plants as well as waste incineration plants.