• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.

Energy Generation


Because of high temperatures of operation, harsh environmental conditions and highly abrasive materials, corrosion is a major cost to the Power Generating Industry.

The majority of electric power worldwide is generated by fossil-fuel and nuclear supply systems. Currently, in the U.S., coal-fired plants contribute 46% of the nation’s electric power, while nuclear and natural gas-fired plants each contribute 21%. Natural gas and coal together account for the largest share of total world electricity generation at more than 60% of global electricity supply.*

The power industry depends on technological expertise as well as a wide variety of applications, including coatings for corrosion resistance. For 25 years, the NACE International Coating Inspector Program has set the standard for inspections in the protective coatings industry and is the world’s most recognized coating inspector certification program.

Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2008
Energy Policy Act of 2005

*Energy Information Administration