Power generation

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The [[United Federation of Planets]] and most other Star Trek civilizations use [[nuclear fusion]] and [[matter-antimatter annihilation]] to power their [[starship]]s.  The primary fusion power supply is the [[impulse engine]], and the primary matter-antimatter reactor is the [[warp core]].
 
The [[United Federation of Planets]] and most other Star Trek civilizations use [[nuclear fusion]] and [[matter-antimatter annihilation]] to power their [[starship]]s.  The primary fusion power supply is the [[impulse engine]], and the primary matter-antimatter reactor is the [[warp core]].
  
The Romulan Empire does not use matter-antimatter reactors on its starships.  Instead, they collect energy from the decay of an artificial [[singularity]].
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The [[Romulan Empire]] does not use matter-antimatter reactors on its starships.  Instead, they collect energy from the decay of an artificial [[singularity]].
  
 
The actual power produced by Federation power sources is unclear.  [[Commander]] [[William Riker|Riker]] once stated that the entire ''[[Enterprise-D|Enterprise]]'' could not generate a terawatt of power<ref>TNG "The Dauphin"</ref>, but subsequent events have suggested greater power generation.  The ship's warp core is known to have undergone some modifications and upgrades following Riker's statement<ref>TNG "Booby Trap"</ref>, and the [[Geordi Laforge|chief engineer]] subsequently said it could generate power "into the terawatt range"<ref>TNG "The Masterpiece Society"</ref>.
 
The actual power produced by Federation power sources is unclear.  [[Commander]] [[William Riker|Riker]] once stated that the entire ''[[Enterprise-D|Enterprise]]'' could not generate a terawatt of power<ref>TNG "The Dauphin"</ref>, but subsequent events have suggested greater power generation.  The ship's warp core is known to have undergone some modifications and upgrades following Riker's statement<ref>TNG "Booby Trap"</ref>, and the [[Geordi Laforge|chief engineer]] subsequently said it could generate power "into the terawatt range"<ref>TNG "The Masterpiece Society"</ref>.

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