This system converts thermal energy to electric current at 90% efficiency. Some of this energy is chemically stored onsite, while unknown mechanisms appear to be transferring most of it to remote locations elsewhere on the planet:
30% Stored onsite for emergency use
30% Ground-to-air Quarantine Enforcement Platform
22% Primary Containment Facility
11% Disease-Research Facility
7% Self-Warping Quarantine Enforcer Units
The system appears to be fully automated and - given current understanding of the mechanisms involved - uninterruptible.
This geological data was recorded from the volcanic rock that was excavated to construct this facility. It was possible to extrapolate a number of key trends.
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.
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.
This terminal is broadcasting data regarding the transfer of a substantial portion of the power plant's energy to a vast facility elsewhere on the planet. There is no clear way to interrupt the power flow, however if the data has been translated accurately then this facility is located in a chasm connected to this cave system, at a depth of 1.5km.
The entrance to the Lava Castle
Alien Thermal Plant exterior
Closeup of the entrance doorway
Another view of the outside of the base
The top of the Alien Thermal Plant
The bottom of the Alien Thermal Plant
Strange rock formations underneath the Alien Thermal Plant