Minerals Industries

Which of the following are essential prerequisites for establishment of a thermal power station?

  1. Availability of fossil fuels
  2. Proximity to a river, lake or sea
  3. Good transport network
  4. Proximity to an urban centre

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Answer

The power plant is meant for generating power which means that it will consume huge quantities of fuel. In India, most thermal power plants use coal as fuel.

There must be ample space for the storage of coal, disposal of ash, building of the power plant, and residential colony of workers, markets and so forth. Hence, the power plant site needs to have good amount of land and this land should have good bearing capacity in order to survive the static and dynamic loads during the operation of the plant. 

The correct option is A.