- Fuel (coal) is relatively cheap.
- It requires less initial investment compared to other power plants.
- Thermal power plants can be found anywhere there is coal and water.
- Fuel can be transported to factories by rail or road.
- The installation space is smaller than that of a hydroelectric power plant. This allows
- Thermal power plants to better meet load demands and support grid performance.
- The power plant has a constant supply of coal, oil and natural gas, making it cheaper to generate electricity than a diesel power plant.
- Burning coal in thermal power plants produces a large amount of smoke and smoke, which leads to environmental pollution and an increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
- A large amount of water is required to condense the steam. Steam power plants have higher operating costs compared to hydropower plants.
- Coal handling and ash disposal require a lot of space.
- Coal, which is an exhaustible natural resource, is used as fuel. Steam power plant maintenance is complex.
- The start-up time of the power plant is very long compared to other power plants.
- Efficiency is about 30-35 percent lower than other power plants.