Reliable and flexible

Gas offers the best combination of abundance, cleanness, affordability, reliability and flexibility of any fuel.

Unlike wind and solar power, gas-fired power is reliable and can be run continuously.

Unlike coal-fired power, gas-fired power can be quickly started and stopped. Gas can be used for baseload power or peaking power, and can also fill the gaps in intermittent power generation.

  • Baseload power is the level of generation needed to meet forecast minimum demands. Baseload power plants must run constantly and at predictable levels.
  • Peaking power is power that can be brought online quickly in periods of peak demand.
  • Intermittent power is any source of energy (such as solar and wind) that is not continuously available.