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Power Generation

We produce the power that keeps your lights on.

The Origin of Your Electricity

We generate reliable, affordable electricity from an increasingly cleaner mix of energy sources. Across our eight-state service territory, 38% of the electricity on our power grid in 2018 came from carbon-free sources: biomass, hydroelectric and nuclear plants, wind turbines and solar panels. The rest was generated by fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas.

In total, the plants we own are capable of producing more than 18,000 megawatts of electricity. One megawatt of power provides enough electricity to serve nearly 1,100 typical homes.

Our Power Supply

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2018 Southwest (New Mexico, Texas)

 

For every megawatt hour of electricity that renewable sources produce, we receive a renewable energy certificate or credit (REC). Each year we retire RECs to comply with our state renewable energy standards or save RECs for future compliance. Based on market opportunities, we also sell some of our extra RECs and share any profits with customers. Learn more about RECs in our annual Corporate Responsibility Report.

Energy Saving Tip

Make sure to regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system (at least once per month). Old, clogged filters are far less efficient than new ones.

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Maintaining Customer-Owned Service Lines

If you have gas or electric lines feeding a detached garage, workshop, pool heater, outdoor gas grill, or other location on your property, you need to know that you are responsible for maintaining them.

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