Fossil Fuels - Benefits of Fossil-fueled Plants

NextEra Energy Resources is committed to working to ensure that the growing demand for power is met in the most environmentally responsible manner. This commitment to environmental stewardship is visible at many of our fossil plant sites.

Many of our fossil-fueled plants use the combined cycle generation system fueled by clean-burning natural gas. Using advanced emission controls, the state-of-the-art combined cycle technology is one of the cleanest power generating methods available today. As a result, air emissions from NextEra Energy Resources' plants are among the lowest in the states where our facilities are located.

In Harmony with the Environment

Other measures taken to operate in harmony with the environment at our fossil-fueled facilities include:
  • Using only a small portion of the site for power production facilities; the rest remains in its natural habitat, providing homes to native plant and animal species
  • Conserving valuable ground and surface water resources by using alternate cooling sources, such as reclaimed water, for cooling of power plant equipment