# Which power plant use coal to generate electricity?

The thermal power plant uses coal to generate electricity.

## Thermal power plant

The thermal Power plant is a power generation station that burns fossil fuels like coal, petroleum etc to produce electricity. It does so by utilizing the chemical energy stored in the fuel, burning it and then converting it into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy is utilized to operate an electrical generator to generate electricity. Such thermal power plants are designed on a large scale for continuous operation for years.