In Star Trek (2009), when Kirk and Scott got transwarped to USS Enterprise, Scott ended up in a water pipe and there was also water turbine type structure. I thought it was water pump which was pumping water or a similar more efficient coolant.
And then, I listened:
Security, seal the engineering deck. We have intruders in turbine section 3. Set phasers to stun.
Thank you very much.
A turbine is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.
As there's no natural waterfall available, any work extraction from the flow would be dumb. Here, electricity generation can efficiently be replaced with wire and shaft work can efficiently be replaced by an electric motor.
Enough mocking the writers... It's entirely possible that 23rd century engineers decided to name an entirely different device as turbine. Or, they figured out new features of turbine.
What's the purpose of water turbine on-board USS Enterprise?