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EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation January 18 (Renewables Now) – The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind to be the fastest growing source of US electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook … Continue reading EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA Cheaper prices of natural gas and renewable energy have impacted the competitiveness of more traditional generation fuels. Renewable additions are projected to more than double gas in 2019. Last year, natural gas capacity additions outpaced renewable energy additions for the first time since 2013. … Continue reading 2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

Gas-fired Power Edging Closer to 40 percent of U.S. Generation mix, EIA says

Gas-fired Power Edging Closer to 40 percent of U.S. Generation mix, EIA says Natural gas-fired power plants will supply 37 percent of U.S. electricity generation this summer, putting it close to the industry record achieved last year. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s July report forecasts that the gas-fired portion of the national electric power produced … Continue reading Gas-fired Power Edging Closer to 40 percent of U.S. Generation mix, EIA says

EIA : Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years

EIA: Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years Because the weather is hard to predict, so too are wind and hydro generation. “Because few new hydro plants are expected to come online in the next two years, hydroelectric generation in 2018 and 2019 will largely depend on precipitation and … Continue reading EIA : Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years

January’s #cold_weather leads to record US natural gas demand, impacts generation mix

January’s cold weather leads to record US natural gas demand, impacts generation mix A recent analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the bomb cyclone weather event in January caused record levels of U.S. natural gas demand and increased wholesale natural gas and power prices across the country. The increased demand led … Continue reading January’s #cold_weather leads to record US natural gas demand, impacts generation mix

EIA Quantifies ‘Many Different’ Grid Functions Of Batteries

EIA Quantifies ‘Many Different’ Grid Functions Of Batteries Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 MW of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale … Continue reading EIA Quantifies ‘Many Different’ Grid Functions Of Batteries

Higher coal and natural gas prices affect generator profitability, EIA report says

Higher coal and natural gas prices affect generator profitability, EIA report says Relative profits for some natural gas- and coal-fired generators in a number of Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic states have decreased since 2016 due to higher natural gas and coal prices and lower wholesale electricity prices, according to a recently released report from the U.S. … Continue reading Higher coal and natural gas prices affect generator profitability, EIA report says

EIA Data Reveals California’s Real and Growing #Duck_Curve

EIA Data Reveals California’s Real and Growing Duck Curve Midday solar surfeits, steep evening ramps, and the shifting of a state’s electricity demand-supply balance. We’ve covered the growth of the duck over the half-decade since the term was coined by California state grid operator CAISO, named after the shape of a grid with midday solar … Continue reading EIA Data Reveals California’s Real and Growing #Duck_Curve