Tag Archives: factors

Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world

September 8, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Capacity factors reflect actual generation as a percent of continuous operation at full capacity. The technologies used to generate electricity are similar across regions of the world, but the pattern of use for those generating technologies can be significantly different. Analysis of electric generating plant utilization […]

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

August 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA-860 and EIA-923Note: Calculations are based on the output of wind plants in operation before 2010. , were consistently below the previous five-year average during the first five months of 2015, according to the latest data available. Capacity factors for wind turbines are largely determined by […]

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