Coal Power Stations and Hydroelectricity

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Generating Electricity
In the first half of the 19th century, Micheal Faraday found that if a magnet was made to move quickly past a wire, a current of electricity was generated by the wire. This discovery led to the development of electrical generators, in which a large magnet is made to spin around inside a larger coil of wire and produce electricity. In many power stations the magnet is attached to a turbine, which is made to spin by driving steam over it.

How a coal power station works?
In coal power stations, the steam is obtained by heating water using coal.

How hydroelectricity works?

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