Cogentrix Energy's cogent energy strategy entails developing electric generating facilities. An indirect, subsidiary of
, the company develops, owns, and operates about 20 independent power plants, primarily in the US, but also in Turkey. The company markets wholesale power to electric utilities across North America. In addition to developing conventional (coal and gas-fired) power plants, Cogentrix Energy is also operating green power (solar, wind and hydroelectric) plants in the US and elsewhere. In 2011 the company had a US portfolio of 17 hydro, wind, solar, and thermal plants (with about 3,300 MW generating capacity), and 2,300 MW in Turkey (including 480 MW of hydro facilities).