About Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) and Power Generation Sites
Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) had their roots in the 1700’s with the discovery that a process of heating coal would produce gas for illumination. Long before the introduction of electricity, streets, homes, and businesses used manufactured gas for lighting, which became known as gaslight. Manufactured gas plants (MGPs) produced gaslight. From each plant, a network of underground pipes brought the gas into local homes and businesses where it was used for lighting, cooking, and heating – the same purposes that natural gas is used for today.