Coal-fired power plants are a type of power plant that makes use of the combustion of coal in order to generate electricity. Their use provides around 40 percent of the world’s electricity and they are primarily used in developing countries.
Coal plants require enormous amounts of coal. Shockingly: a 1000 MWe coal plant uses 9000 tonnes of coal per day, equivalent to an entire trainload (90 cars with 100 tonnes in each!).