A power station can be also referred as a power plant, an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. This term also refers to ship engines, aircraft engines, and other large vehicle engines. The term energy center also sometimes means a place where the activity of conversion of forms of energy like chemical energy, gravitational potential energy, or heat energy into electrical energy, takes place.
A generator at the power generating facility converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Creation of relative motion takes place between a magnetic field and a conductor. The generator functions with the use of energy sources that differ according to availability, and the types of technology available.