Edward R. Muller

From Global Energy Monitor

Edward R. Muller is president and chief executive officer of Mirant. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2005, he was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International, from 1993 to 2000.[1]

Muller also served as the deputy chairman of the board of directors for Contact Energy Ltd., a New Zealand-based electric generation company partially owned by Edison Mission Energy. From 1991 to 1993, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary of BioWhittaker, Inc.[1]

Muller earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Yale Law School.[1]


Muller has the following affiliations:[1]

  • Board member of Transocean, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Riverview School
  • Former board member of Interval, Inc.
  • Former board member of Oasis Residential, Inc.
  • Former board member of Ormat Technologies, Inc.
  • Former board member of Real Energy, Inc.
  • Former board member of RigNet, Inc.
  • Former board member of Strategic Data Corp.
  • Former board member of The Keith Companies, Inc.
  • Former board member of Whittaker Corporation, Inc.
  • Former Chairman, U.S.-Philippines Business Committee
  • Former Co-Chairman, International Energy Development Council


In May 2007, Forbes listed Muller as receiving $3.44 million in total compensation for the latest fiscal year. He ranked 29th on the list of CEOs in the Utilities industry, and 361st among all CEOs in the United States.[2]

Citizen action and protest against Mirant

Nov. 10, 2004: Chesapeake Climate Action Network blockade of Dickerson Power Plant

On November 10, 2004, a group of Chesapeake Climate Action Network activists, students, farmers, and religious officials held a protest against the coal-fired Dickerson Power Plant in Montgomery County, Maryland. During the protest, six people were arrested for blocking the entrance road to the plant. The protestors called on the plant's owner, the Mirant Corporation, to stop opposing state and federal legislation against power plant pollution.[3]

Mirant power portfolio

Out of its total 11,221 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (1.05% of the U.S. total), Mirant produced 37.0% from natural gas, 32.1% from oil, and 30.9% from coal. Mirant owns power plants in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.[4]

Existing coal-fired power plants

Mirant owned 14 coal-fired generating stations in 2005, with 3,462 MW of capacity. Here is a list of Mirant's coal power plants in 2005:[4][5][6]

Plant Name State County Year(s) Built Capacity 2007 CO2 Emissions 2006 SO2 Emissions
Morgantown MD Charles 1970, 1971 1252 MW 6,209,000 tons 98,073 tons
Chalk Point MD Prince Georges 1964, 1965 728 MW 6,624,000 tons 49,591 tons
Dickerson MD Montgomery 1959, 1960, 1962 588 MW 3,357,000 tons 35,954 tons
Potomac River VA Alexandria 1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1957 514 MW 2,459,000 tons 10,589 tons
Lovett NY Rockland 1966, 1969 380 MW 2,021,000 tons 9,185 tons

In 2006, Mirant's 5 coal-fired power plants emitted 20.7 million tons of CO2 and 203,000 tons of SO2 (1.36% of all U.S. SO2 emissions).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Our Leadership: Edward R. Muller, Mirant, accessed December 2008.
  2. CEO Compensation: #361 Edward R Muller, Forbes.com, May 3, 2007.
  3. Demonstrators Decry Mirant Corporation for Ignoring Public Health and Global Warming, Chesapeake Climate Action Network press release, November 10, 2004.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  5. Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
  6. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.

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