If you’re interested in keeping the environment clean and green, then you understand the demand for clean energy. With natural resources being used and abused for so many years, the need to power up electricity using clean, alternative energy is high. Businesses all over the world are being challenged to “go green” and power stations are no exception.
There are existing power stations around the world that are converting to more of a green approach, but progress has been slow. There are also alternative energy power stations popping up globally that are using wind, water, heat, and solar for power needs. This is great news!
Here are 5 power stations that help keep the environment green:
1. Studstrup Power Station, Denmark
The Studstrup Power Station in Denmark is now making a better environmental impact on the world by being fueled by wood pellets instead of coal. As of October 10, 2016, Danish Minister for Energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt, inaugurated the power station after crews spent two years making the conversion. Studstrup is among those entering the green revolution when it comes to looking at the long-term environmental picture. Actually, the city of Aarhus has the goal to become a CO2-neutral city by the year 2030.
2. Three Gorges Dam, China
Three Gorges Dam in China is the largest hydroelectric dam, providing up to 22,500 megawatts of electricity to the city. The dam is almost 600 feet tall and runs close to 8,000 feet long.
3. The Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station, United States
You’ve probably heard of Niagara Falls and perhaps have even seen the beauty of such magnificent falls. Taking advantage of the falls is the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station. There are 13 generators that help produce up to 2,525 megawatts of electricity to the region.
4. Gansu Wind Farm, China
Some power plants are taking advantage of the wind in order to help keep the environment clean when it comes to producing electricity. In China, the Gansu Wind Farm is capable of generating about 6,000 megawatts of power to the area. They have a goal to reach 20,000 megawatts by the year 2020 and may quite possibly become the largest wind farm in the world.
5. Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS), Mojave Desert, United States
This power station utilizes the sun to power up 354 megawatts of electricity to the area, making them one of the largest solar power plants globally. It is comprised of three differently owned sites that are within forty miles of each other.
Clean energy is becoming more in demand and as such, more power stations will begin to make conversions that help keep the environment green.