El Paso Electric Company is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in an area of approximately 10,000 square miles in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company owns or has ownership interests in several electrical generating facilities providing it with a generating capability of approximately 1,879 Megawatts. The Company's energy sources consist of approximately 47% nuclear fuel, 35% natural gas, 5% coal, 13% purchased power and less than 1% generated by Company-owned solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. It has power purchase agreements for around 107 Megawatts from solar photovoltaic generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, public authority and wholesale customers. The Company distributes electricity to retail customers principally in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. In addition, its wholesale sales include sales for resale to other electric utilities and power marketers.