Natural Gas Power Plant in Bellingham, MA

NextEra Energy Resources' diversified portfolio of electric generation facilities includes various plants powered by natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, with gas-fired facilities. Several plants use combined-cycle technology, which uses waste heat to drive an additional power generator. The result is increased energy efficiency and lower emissions than conventional fossil-fueled units.

The company also has several oil-fired and dual-fuel facilities. 

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In Harmony with the Environment

NextEra Energy Resources is 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 plants.

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.

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; and
  • Conserving valuable ground and surface water resources by using alternate cooling sources, such as reclaimed water, for cooling power plant equipment.