In LOST, we see a few Dharma stations in various states of repair. Specifically, we see The Swan and The Pearl stations running with only the barest of crews, or no crew at all. Both have electricity, and at least the Swan has running water. We see that there is a breaker box that controls the electricity in the Swan. When the supply drop is made, food is provided, but no fuel for any generator.

What is providing power to the Dharma stations?

  • Juliet tells Jack that the Tempest is a power station, but everything about the station seems related to the chemical weapons. Even LostPedia doesn't mention it being a power station.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 2:27
  • Dharmad if I know mate Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 10:28

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According to Sayid, The Swan was powered by a geothermal generator in one of the season 2 episodes. As far as the rest of the island goes, there's speculation that The Tempest provided power via underground conduits. See the following link for more info:


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