Originally Posted by karadoc
Yes, that's true that the coal power plants might be generating some kind of mechanical power to run the factory rather than electricity. That seems fair enough to me. And I think the game does call it "power" rather than "electricity". So I suppose the only odd thing about it is the lightning bolt symbol; and that's really not a big deal.
Well, since pigs, clams, fish etc give you a wheat symbol (or even breads) I guess a lightning bolt as a power symbol is OK, too.