A powerplant is a machine that produces electricity. Powerplants use a variety of methods to generate electricity, including coal, oil, and gas.

  • The powerplant was out of commission because of a power outage.

  • The powerplant is using a new technology to generate electricity.

Definition of powerplants


A station built for the production of electric power; a power station.


The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.

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