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Data for November 2016  |  Release Date: January 26, 2017  |  Next Release: February 24, 2017 
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Table 6.1. Electric Generating Summer Capacity Changes (MW), October 2016 to November 2016





As of End of October 2016 Activity During November 2016 as Reported to EIA As of End of November 2016 Net Change in Capacity - Current Month and Prior Periods Changes in and Total Net Summer Capacity -- Outlook Based on Reports to EIA
Planned Capacity Additions Planned Capacity Reductions Planned Net Change Planned Total Net Summer Capacity
Technology Capacity Source Total In-Service Capacity Actual Capacity Additions Actual Capacity Reductions Total In-Service Capacity Current Month Year to Date Past 12 Months Next Month Next 12 Months Next Month Next 12 Months Next Month Next 12 Months At End of Next Month At End of Next 12 Months
......... Onshore Wind (Summer Capacity) Utility Scale Facilities 75427.1 698.8 0.0 76125.9 698.8 3552.5 5918.3 3212.8 6614.2 0 0 3212.8 6614.2 79338.7 82740.1
......... Offshore Wind (Summer Capacity) Utility Scale Facilities 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 29.3 29.3 0 0 29.3 29.3 29.3 29.3
...... Wind (Summer Capacity) Utility Scale Facilities 75427.1 698.8 0.0 76125.9 698.8 3552.5 5918.3 3242.1 6643.5 0 0 3242.1 6643.5 79368 82769.4
......... Solar Photovoltaic Utility Scale Facilities 16150.7 486.2 0.0 16636.9 486.2 4731.5 6158.2 2566.5 4915.9 0 0 2566.5 4915.9 19203.4 21552.8
......... Solar Thermal without Energy Storage Utility Scale Facilities 1352.5 0.0 0.0 1352.5 0 0 -43.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1352.5 1352.5
......... Solar Thermal with Energy Storage Utility Scale Facilities 405.4 0.0 0.0 405.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 405.4 405.4
...... Solar Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 17908.6 486.2 0.0 18394.8 486.2 4731.5 6114.4 2566.5 4915.9 0 0 2566.5 4915.9 20961.3 23310.7
...... Conventional Hydroelectric Utility Scale Facilities 79949.3 36.0 0.0 79985.3 36 321.1 327.1 2 247.8 0 109.2 2 138.6 79987.3 80123.9
......... Wood/Wood Waste Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 8943.3 0.0 0.0 8943.3 0 -25.6 -46.6 62 105 0 10.5 62 94.5 9005.3 9037.8
......... Landfill Gas Utility Scale Facilities 2110.4 1.8 0.0 2112.2 1.8 35.3 27.3 4 20.3 0 10.4 4 9.9 2116.2 2122.1
......... Municipal Solid Waste Utility Scale Facilities 2247.1 0.0 0.0 2247.1 0 -1.1 -1.1 0 0 0 2 0 -2 2247.1 2245.1
......... Other Waste Biomass Utility Scale Facilities 808.7 5.2 0.0 813.9 5.2 14.5 14.5 4 18 0.8 0.8 3.2 17.2 817.1 831.1
...... Biomass Sources Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 14109.5 7.0 0.0 14116.5 7 23.1 -5.9 70 143.3 0.8 23.7 69.2 119.6 14185.7 14236.1
...... Geothermal Utility Scale Facilities 2541.5 0.0 0.0 2541.5 0 0 0 0 0 30 30 -30 -30 2511.5 2511.5
... Renewable Sources Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 189936.0 1228.0 0.0 191164.0 1228 8628.2 12353.9 5880.6 11950.5 30.8 162.9 5849.8 11787.6 197013.8 202951.6
......... Natural Gas Fired Combined Cycle Utility Scale Facilities 239405.0 44.6 0.0 239449.6 44.6 5431.2 5431.6 80 10002.4 0 0 80 10002.4 239529.6 249452
......... Natural Gas Fired Combustion Turbine Utility Scale Facilities 124790.2 291.0 0.0 125081.2 291 1495.7 1475.6 69.2 616.2 59.3 91.3 9.9 524.9 125091.1 125606.1
......... Natural Gas Steam Turbine Utility Scale Facilities 79357.6 41.0 0.0 79398.6 41 1367.4 343.4 0 1.2 305 453.5 -305 -452.3 79093.6 78946.3
......... Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engine Utility Scale Facilities 3807.0 0.0 0.0 3807.0 0 231.3 231 224.6 502.2 0.9 0.9 223.7 501.3 4030.7 4308.3
......... Natural Gas with Compressed Air Storage Utility Scale Facilities 110.0 0.0 0.0 110.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 110
......... Other Natural Gas Utility Scale Facilities 112.7 0.0 0.0 112.7 0 8.1 9.5 1.4 1.4 0 0 1.4 1.4 114.1 114.1
...... Natural Gas Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 447582.5 376.6 0.0 447959.1 376.6 8533.7 7491.1 375.2 11123.4 365.2 545.7 10 10577.7 447969.1 458536.8
......... Conventional Steam Coal Utility Scale Facilities 270827.9 0.0 51.0 270776.9 -51 -8128 -9662.3 11 11 650 3432.1 -639 -3421.1 270137.9 267355.8
......... Coal Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Utility Scale Facilities 815.0 0.0 0.0 815.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 815 815
...... Coal Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 271642.9 0.0 51.0 271591.9 -51 -8128 -9662.3 11 11 650 3432.1 -639 -3421.1 270952.9 268170.8
...... Petroleum Coke Utility Scale Facilities 1540.3 0.0 0.0 1540.3 0 -204 -204 0 0 0 0 0 0 1540.3 1540.3
...... Petroleum Liquids Utility Scale Facilities 34852.8 22.8 0.0 34875.6 22.8 -210.4 -225.4 2.3 2.3 0.7 605 1.6 -602.7 34877.2 34272.9
...... Other Gases Utility Scale Facilities 2497.2 0.0 0.0 2497.2 0 -3.2 -33.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2497.2 2497.2
... Fossil Fuels Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 758115.7 399.4 51.0 758464.1 348.4 -11.9 -2633.8 388.5 11136.7 1015.9 4582.8 -627.4 6553.9 757836.7 765018
...... Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Utility Scale Facilities 22670.1 0.0 0.0 22670.1 0 95 95 0 114 0 0 0 114 22670.1 22784.1
...... Flywheels Utility Scale Facilities 42.0 0.0 0.0 42.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 42
...... Batteries Utility Scale Facilities 369.2 0.0 0.0 369.2 0 77 90.5 26.2 58.6 0 0 26.2 58.6 395.4 427.8
... Energy Storage Subtotal Utility Scale Facilities 23081.3 0.0 0.0 23081.3 0 172 185.5 26.2 172.6 0 0 26.2 172.6 23107.5 23253.9
... Nuclear Utility Scale Facilities 99315.9 0.0 0.0 99315.9 0 643.9 643.9 0 20 0 836.8 0 -816.8 99315.9 98499.1
... All Other Utility Scale Facilities 1484.8 15.0 15.0 1484.8 0 23.4 23.4 0 1.5 0 0 0 1.5 1484.8 1486.3
TOTAL UTILITY SCALE FACILITIES 1071933.7 1642.4 66.0 1073510.1 1576.4 9455.6 10572.9 6295.3 23281.3 1046.7 5582.5 5248.6 17698.8 1078758.7 1091208.9
                                 
......... Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Facilities 12575.5     12863.5 288.078 3085.006 3446.836                
...... Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic All Facilities 28726.2     29500.4 774.278 7816.506 9605.036                
... Estimated Total Solar All Facilities 30484.1     31258.3 774.278 7816.506 9561.236                

NOTES:
Planned Capacity Additions reflect plans to begin operating new units and plans to uprate existing units.
Planned Capacity Reductions reflect plans to retire or derate existing units.
Actual Capacity Additions reflect new units, uprates to existing units, corrections to previously reported capacities, and additions not previously reported.
Actual Capacity Reductions reflect retirements of and derates to existing units, corrections to previously reported capacities, and reductions not previously reported.
Capacity from facilities with a total generator nameplate capacity less than 1 MW are excluded from this table.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, 'Annual Electric Generator Report' and Form EIA-860M, 'Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report.'
Estimated distributed solar photovoltaic capacity is based on data from Form EIA-826, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.