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As of July 1, 2022, we are continuing to restore our systems. The monthly data releases, including the Petroleum Supply Monthly, Natural Gas Monthly, and Electric Power Monthly, will be published next week. We will continue to post regular updates regarding the status of other data products.


Current Issues & Trends

Past Issues & Trends

Natural gas consumed by U.S. electric power sector sets January record in 2022 May 12, 2022

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Oil-fired power plants provide small amounts of U.S. electricity capacity and generation May 16, 2017

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Power plants’ costs and value to the grid are not easily reflected using simple metrics May 3, 2017


Thirteen gigawatts of natural gas-fired power generating capacity to be added in 2017 March 30, 2017

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EIA hourly electricity demand data shows impact of Hurricane Matthew March 24, 2017


Brazil has the third-largest electricity sector in the Americas March 23, 2017


California imports about a quarter of its electricity on average March 3, 2017


Canada is the United States’ largest partner for energy trade March 1, 2017

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U.S. electric generating capacity increase in 2016 was largest net change since 2011 February 27, 2017

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Two-way use of electric smart meters continues to grow and is the preferred operating mode February 24, 2017

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The output range of large electric coal-fired steam turbines varies widely January 26, 2017

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Natural gas-fired power plants lead electric capacity additions in Mexico January 18, 2017

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Wholesale power prices in 2016 fell, reflecting lower natural gas prices January 11, 2017

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U.S. electric power industry is getting more beneficial use out of its combustion waste December 27, 2016

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Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country December 5, 2016

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Average electricity bills for residential customers rose in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015 November 29, 2016


EIA creates winter version of its daily energy dashboard for Southern California November 21, 2016

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Energy source mix varies among the three U.S. electricity grids October 25, 2016

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Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure October 7, 2016


The United Kingdom's use of natural gas for power generation exceeds the three-year average in 2016, reversing previous decline October 6, 2016

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Electricity customers’ service restored in Tallahassee after Hurricane Hermine September 15, 2016

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EIA data show average frequency and duration of electric power outages September 12, 2016


Rural electric customers are the most vulnerable to power outages August 24, 2016


High natural gas-fired generation leads to rare summer net national weekly storage draw August 8, 2016

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Use of natural gas for power generation hits record highs August 4, 2016

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Electric grid operators forecast load shapes to plan electricity supply July 25, 2016

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Electric grid operators forecast load shapes to plan electricity supply July 22, 2016

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U.S. electric system is made up of interconnections and balancing authorities July 20, 2016

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Natural gas-fired electricity generation expected to reach record level in 2016 July 14, 2016

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EIA publishes construction cost information for electric power generators June 6, 2016

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Growth in electric residential customers' use of competitive suppliers levels off in 2014 May 25, 2016


Germany’s renewables electricity generation grows in 2015, but coal still dominant May 24, 2016


Hydropower conditions improve as West Coast drought eases May 20, 2016

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Many natural gas-fired power plants under construction are near major shale plays May 19, 2016

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Strong El Niño helps reduce U.S. winter heating demand and fuel prices April 25, 2016

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Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast April 8, 2016

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Mild weather, ample natural gas supply curb Northeast winter power and natural gas prices April 5, 2016

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Average utilization for natural gas combined cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015 April 4, 2016

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Wind adds the most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas and solar March 23, 2016

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Demand trends, prices, and policies drive recent electric generation capacity additions March 18, 2016


Total electricity sales fell in 2015 for 5th time in past 8 years March 14, 2016


U.S. solar PV net metering capacity continued strong growth in 2015 February 26, 2016

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Demand response saves electricity during times of high demand February 8, 2016

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Winter storm knocks out power for more than a million customers January 29, 2016


Installed wind generator tower heights and output are growing January 26, 2016

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Wholesale power prices decrease across the country in 2015 January 11, 2016

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New database provides monthly inventory and status of U.S. electric generating plants December 15, 2015

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Pacific Northwest electricity mix influenced by weather conditions, El Nino December 4, 2015

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EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation December 2, 2015

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Texas expected to keep breaking records for wind generation as wind capacity grows November 4, 2015

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Axis-tracking technologies improve photovoltaic system capacity factors October 27, 2015

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India likely to experience continued growth in electricity use for air conditioning October 27, 2015


Indonesia has significant potential to increase geothermal electricity production October 19, 2015


Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises October 7, 2015

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Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters October 6, 2015

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Hurricane Joaquin may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure October 2, 2015

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