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Electricity Production and Alternative Sources

April 15, 2023
Exploring alternative sources of energy for electricity production to achieve a sustainable future. From dams and hydropower to solar, wind, biomass, and hydrogen energy. Tackling environmental concerns and using clean fuels.
Electricity Production and Alternative Sources

The provision of electricity is essential for the development and prosperity of countries. It makes progress possible in various areas, such as industry, agriculture, and the economy. 

This article explores the traditional methods of electricity production and the growing need for alternative energy sources.

Traditional Methods of Electricity Production

Dams: A Vital Role in Electricity Production

Dams play a crucial role in the production and distribution of electricity. They not only control floods, but they also generate electricity through hydropower. However, dam construction is only sometimes feasible in some areas, making alternative sources of electricity necessary.

Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants

In areas where dams are not feasible, thermal and nuclear power plants are used to generate electricity. Unfortunately, using radioactive materials and coal in these plants causes significant environmental concerns.

The Need for Alternative Sources of Energy

Solar and Wind Power

To tackle the environmental concerns associated with traditional power plants, alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power have become more feasible for generating electricity. Solar and wind power are obtained from natural resources such as the sun and wind.


Biomass is another alternative energy source that produces electricity and heat by burning organic materials like wood, grass, and agricultural and solid waste. 

Hydrogen Gas as a Clean Fuel

One significant source now being explored on a large scale for electricity generation is hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, making up two-thirds of its mass. This gas can be obtained in large quantities from water and used as a perfect fuel for running thermal plants.

The Hydrogen Energy Economy

The method of producing energy from hydrogen gas is called the hydrogen energy economy. If engineers and scientists pay more attention to this source, it can become a cheap way of generating electricity. This approach requires further research and practical work to make it feasible to produce.

Advantages of Hydrogen Energy

One of the main advantages of using hydrogen energy is that it is a low-cost method of generating electricity. Moreover, it can also be used as a heat source in other projects. It can also be used as an energy source for motor vehicles and other means of transportation. Thus, hydrogen energy can lead to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Encouraging the Use of Hydrogen Energy

By encouraging hydrogen energy, we can generate electricity at a lower cost and reduce environmental pollution caused by traditional power plants. 

It is a step towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. Relevant ministries and departments must be instructed to start working on the hydrogen energy project.

This article is originally written by Muhammad Aslam Ch. in Urdu and translated by Usama Zulfiqar.

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About Author | Muhammad Aslam Ch.
Aslam has more than 35 years of experience as a former government electrical engineer and has worked for a number of both public and commercial enterprises. He has read more than 4,000 books, studied the Holy Scriptures, and researched the most recent scientific discoveries.

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