WPS produces electricity using many sources, including coal, natural gas, wind, water, solar and biogas.
- Coal-fired power plants
Most of the electricity WPS customers use comes from coal-fired power plants. Weston 4, our newest unit, is one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the country!
- Fox Energy Center
The Fox Energy Center, located in Wrightstown, is a natural gas fueled electric generating plant.
- Hydroelectric power plants
Learn how hydropower works.
- Peaking power plants
Our peaking plants provide power only when our customers' needs for electricity reach a "peak."
- Wind power
Wind power is a growing source of energy for the future.
- Solar power
Solar power is a growing energy resource.
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.