The list of buildings
A Power Plant is a building in Civilization II that increases the shield production of a City by an additional 50% (cumulative with a Factory, which must be present for this to be built).
The Power Plant increases pollution.
Power plants burn coal and other fossil fuels to produce the heat and steam necessary to run generators that produce electrical power. When electricity became widely and cheaply available, it meant that industries could convert from steam to electrical power to run their machinery. One central power plant could supply the electrical needs of a relatively large geographic area. However, increasing demands for electricity, by both consumer and commercial customers, led to a rise in the number of power plants. This, in turn, led to problems with air pollution. As more plants went on line, more fossil fuels were burned to generate power. Because modern society depends so heavily on electricity, researchers are constantly searching for alternate forms of energy to satisfy ever-increasing demands.
|Civilization II Buildings|
Airport • Aqueduct • Bank • Barracks • Capitalization • Cathedral • City Walls • Coastal Fortress • Colosseum • Courthouse • Factory • Granary • Harbor • Hydro Plant • Library • Mfg. Plant • Marketplace • Mass Transit • Nuclear Plant • Offshore Platform • Palace • Police Station • Port Facility • Power Plant • Recycling Center • Research Lab • SAM Missile Battery • SDI Defense • SS Component • SS Module • SS Structural • Sewer System • Solar Plant • Stock Exchange • Superhighways • Supermarket • Temple • University