There are two locked doors inside the Alien Thermal Plant, both of which require Purple Alien Tablets to unlock. Behind the first door is the 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 Master Alien Arch, linking back to the Quarantine Enforcement Platform.
Data Bank Entry
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, 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.
This terminal contains fossil data recorded from the volcanic rock that was excavated to construct this facility. It has been possible to extrapolate a number of key trends.
Genetic Divergence: The aliens recorded data on indigenous organic remains originating between 10,000 and 1,000 years ago. The lifeforms on record feature an unusually low overlap with those encountered so far on 4546B.
Extinction Event: Soil samples from 1,000 years ago contain 300% higher concentrations of organic remains than the soil average. Data supports a mass extinction event killing off a majority of species and forcing rapid adaptation amongst many of the survivors.
A power router in the thermal plant is distributing energy collected onsite to other facilities on the planet.
Primary Containment Facility Location Updated:
There is no clear way to interrupt the power flow.
The yellow terminal installed above the alien power plant seems to be some kind of network hub for the entire alien power grid. The data is too complex to meaningfully translate, however it has been possible to extract useful information regarding the alien ion cubes.
These 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.