Thermoelectric energy is generated through heat which is obtained from fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal derivatives. Basic thermoelectric power plants are configured around a boiler that burns fuel to generate heat. This heat is then transferred to a steam generator that evacuates water. The steam produced at high pressure and temperature expands within a turbine. This in turn moves, driving a generator that produces electricity.
This energy, generated at low voltage, is conveyed to a substation where it is converted to high voltage, and then sent through transmission lines. Our power plants use different sources of fuel.
These power generation systems can be simple cycle or combined cycle; the simple cycle (such as our Meriléctrica power plant in Barrancabermeja, Colombia), uses fuel to spin the turbine, while a combined cycle (such as Flores I and Flores IV located in the Celsia Free Zone in Barranquilla, Colombia, and in Bahía Las Minas, Colón, Panama), take advantage of the hot gases of the turbine from combustion of gas to move another generating turbine.
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