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.