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As one of the world's largest power companies, AES owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of generation and distribution businesses with the capacity to serve 100 million people worldwide. AES's power plants encompass a broad range of technologies and fuel types, from coal to gas to renewables such as wind, hydro and biomass. AES's utilities power major cities, from São Paulo to Indianapolis to Douala. Beyond power, AES also mine coal, turn seawater into drinking water, and are committing significant resources to alternative sources of energy to ensure a sustainable future. AES also are building a climate change business, to develop projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions and produce emissions offset credits.