Tag Archives: additions

Proposed Clean Power Plan would accelerate renewable additions and coal plant retirements

June 5, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Other includes hydropower, geothermal, biomass, municipal solid waste, and other gaseous fuels used in end-use sectors. EIA’s analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) shows that renewables play a critical role under a range of different market conditions and policy assumptions. The […]

Projected electric capacity additions are below recent historical levels

May 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 Reference Case and Annual Electric Generator Report ()Note: Other includes hydropower, geothermal, biomass, municipal solid waste, and other gaseous fuels used in end-use sectors. In the coming decades, additions to U.S. electricity generation capacity are expected to be lower than in the recent […]

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal

March 10, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly Note: Other renewables include hydroelectric, biomass/wood, and geothermal. In 2015, electric generating companies expect to add more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid. The additions are dominated by wind (9.8 GW), natural gas (6.3 GW), and solar (2.2 […]

Wind power capacity additions expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

December 18, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA860A and EIA860M Note: Data include facilities with a net summer capacity of 1 MW and above only. Data are reported as of November 25, 2014, covering through September of 2014. Data are based the reported online dates of currently operational or planned wind generation facilities. […]

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