The enduring power of lignite
Coal is the nation’s most abundant energy resource, supplying about 30 percent of the power to Texas and the country.
In addition to having power when we need it, using lignite as a fuel source means we pay less for our electricity costs. In fact, 30 percent lower in states that rely upon coal for more than half of their electricity generation, versus states that rely on other fuels.
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Texas is the first in the nation in lignite production and consumption, with lignite accounting for more than two-fifths of the coal consumed in Texas. San Miguel Electric Cooperative operates a lignite-fired power plant that provides a reliable source of power to hundreds of thousands of South Texans in 42 counties.