WPS produces electricity using many sources, including coal, natural gas, wind, water, solar and biogas.
The electricity you use
Although the energy mix changes every year, just under half of the electricity WPS customers use comes from coal-fired power plants.
Have you ever wondered how electricity gets to your home or business? Generating and distributing electricity is a complex process:
- Electricity is generated using coal, natural gas or other fuels.
- High-voltage power lines carry the generated electricity to various service areas.
- Transformers reduce the voltage before the electricity is moved to neighborhood distribution lines.
- Distribution lines further reduce the voltage and deliver electricity to individual homes and businesses.