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Coal Generators in the coal plantLearn the use of fossil fuel peaker plants by fueling and operating the coal plant. Learn about how coal is burned to power steam turbines that produce electricity. For many years coal has been the largest source of electricity generation in the United States, but coal use has been declining. In 2013 coal supplied 39% of the total generation in the U.S., down from nearly 50% in 2007.








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