Coal Plant
Coal Plant
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]150 Hammer
RequiresAssembly Line
Special Abilities
  • Provides Power (Power) with Coal (+2 Unhealthiness)

Requires Factory

Replaced by Shale Plant (only in C4w and C4bts)



"Coal has been used sporadically as a fuel since ancient times, but it was not until the Industrial Revolution that the industrial applications of coal became understood. Most early factories used coal as a power supply, burning the fossil fuel to release the energy needed to drive the plant's machines. Coal power provided much more energy than relying on the strength of humans or animals, at the cost of releasing large amounts of toxic pollution into the atmosphere. Despite the environmental hazards associated with coal plants, they remain common today."


"Coal Plants provide power for the Factory, although the pollution will hurt your city's health."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Coal Plant construction:

Game versionButton
AllIcoCoal Plant

See also

List of City Buildings


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 100 Hammer, Epic: 225 Hammer, Marathon: 450 Hammer.