A nuclear power plant produces 2000 MW of heat energy from nuclear reactions in the reactor's core. This energy is employed to boil water and produce high-pressure steam at 300 degree C. The steam spins a turbine, that produces 700 MW of electric power, then the steam is condensed and the water is cooled to 30 degree C before beginning the cycle again.
Q1. Determine the maximum possible thermal efficiency of the power plant?
Q2. Determine the plant's actual efficiency?