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The power plant of the USA side, a Cold Fusion Reactor produces five units of power and can be upgraded with control rods.
- Generals manual(src)

The cold fusion reactor is the power source for American military bases in Generals and Zero Hour.


They produced electricity through fusion of atomic cores, and this process could be upgraded at a small fee by installing control rods to effectively double the reactor's output. General Townes tweaked his reactors (dubbed "Advanced Cold Fusion Reactors") to generate about 60% more power by default to supply his defenses and oddly enough, his main battle tanks as well.

General Alexis Alexander also chose to further develop even more efficient, but experimental "Advanced Control Rods". By default her reactors also provided the same amount of power as standard reactors but when upgraded with their control rods, could provide a 300% boost to continually feed her sparse power grid.

Rumor has it that the Chinese General Leang used cold fusion reactors in place of the default nuclear reactors.

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  • In reality, scientists presume that cold fusion is technologically impossible, at least due to trivial physical laws (atom-cores will not merge in such cold temperatures, etc.).
  • Strangely, cold fusion reactors can be upgraded with "Control Rods", even though fusion reactors do not use control rods.
  • When upgraded with control rods, the power lines next to the reactor begin emitting electric spark.


See also[]

Gen USA Logo United States of America War against the GLA Arsenal Gen USA Logo
China General Leang Arsenal China