A diversified power supply portfolio.
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has a generation mix that reduces risk, promotes reliability, provides cost-effective service, and is environmentally sensitive. We work hard every day to find balanced solutions that will meet our members' growing demand for electricity.
Our members receive energy generated from a variety of sources--hydro, coal, wind, natural gas, nuclear, and fuel oil. Each of our long-term S-1 power sales members has an allocation of federal hydroelectricity and they purchase, on average, about half of their power and energy needs from the federal government's Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The remaining power comes from coal, wind, nuclear, and two peaking facilities.
MRES also has municipal capacity contracts with its members that it can call upon, when needed, small generating units that are located, owned, operated, and maintained by member utilities.