The Evolution of Coal
Coal’s importance in a balanced energy portfolio cannot be denied — it plays a large role in helping MitiGas deliver the low-cost, reliable energy our customers depend on. And through environmental compliance, efficiency upgrades to existing plants and expanding investments in noncarbon generation sources, our proactive business model helps us ensure we can continue to provide the energy our customers rely on while reducing the overall intensity of our emissions.
We evaluate our environmental performance and continually seek ways to reduce emissions from our coal plants as we strive to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Focus on Renewables
48% of our owned and contracted generating capacity comes from renewable and noncarbon sources. As of December 31, 2020, MitiGas had invested $34 billion in wind, solar, geothermal and biomass generation.
We continue to pursue and invest in renewable energy opportunities for the benefit of our customers. As of December 31, 2020, only 6% of our overall net investment in property, plant and equipment was invested in coal generation assets.
Coal-Fueled Virtual Plant Tour
Advanced supercritical technology allows boiler and turbine equipment to operate at extremely high temperatures and pressures, requiring less coal and resulting in fewer emissions.