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Detecting alien materials and a local energy mass in the 1,000 megawatt range.
There are two locked doors inside the Alien Thermal Plant, both of which require a Purple Tablet to unlock. Behind the first door is a blue Alien Tablet, which is used to access the Primary Containment Facility. Behind another door is the main generator for the facility, along with three data terminals, one of which unlocks the Blueprints for the Ion Battery and Ion Power Cell. There is also an Ion Cube Pyramid located inside. Inside another room is a Principal Alien Arch, linking back to the Quarantine Enforcement Platform.
This system is directly converting local thermal energy into electric current at 90% efficiency. Most of this energy is being stored in the battery-like devices within the plant itself, each of which holds enough to power a small city for a year. Some of it, however, is being drained off, presumably as it is distributed to other facilities on the planet.
The power plant appears to be fully automated and - given current understanding of the mechanisms involved - uninterruptible.
Fossil data recorded from the volcanic rock that was excavated to construct the alien power facility. It has been possible to extrapolate a number of key trends.
A power router in the thermal plant is distributing energy collected onsite to other facilities on the planet.
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There is no clear way to interrupt the power flow.
It has been possible to extract useful information regarding alien ion power.
Ion cubes are grown artificially from a mineral substance, and are treated to remain in a stable state despite the huge ionic energy contained within. By installing an ion cube in an appropriate device this energy can be released as electrical power.
Using this knowledge it has been possible to synthesize new battery and power cell blueprints which leverage advanced ionic energy to last considerably longer.
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Find the Thermal Plant