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EIA's view of the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry pdf
Subject:EIA, forecasts, energy markets
Presented by:Stephen Nalley, Deputy Administrator
Presented to: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Washington, DC—June 16, 2020

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AEO2020: Alternative Policies - 50% Carbon-Free Generation by 2050 pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2020
Presented by:Chris Namovicz, Renewable Electricity Analysis
Presented to: Resources for the Future
Washington, DC—March 5, 2020
AEO2020: Alternative Policies - Carbon Fee Cases pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2020
Presented by:Thaddeus Huetteman, Electricity Analysis
Presented to: Resources for the Future
Washington, DC—March 5, 2020
AEO2020: Alternative Renewables Cost Cases pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2020
Presented by:Manussawee Sukunta, Renewables Electricity Team
Presented to: Resources for the Future
Washington, DC—March 5, 2020
AEO2020: Alternative Policies - Varying Residential Solar Photovoltaic Utility Rate Structure pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2020
Presented by:Erin Boedecker, Buildings Energy Consumption & Efficiency Analysis
Presented to: Resources for the Future
Washington, DC—March 5, 2020

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Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation in CAISO

daily CAISO solar generation and California peak air particulate matter level
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hourly Electric Grid Monitor; California Air Resources Board, Air Quality and Meteorology System
Note: CAISO=California Independent System Operator.

In the first two weeks of September 2020, average solar-powered electricity generation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which covers 90% of utility-scale solar capacity in California, declined nearly 30% from the July 2020 average as wildfires burned across the state. Wildfire smoke contains small, airborne particulate matter particles that are generally 2.5 micrometers or smaller (referred to as PM2.5). This matter reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels, decreasing solar-powered electricity generation. As of September 28, California wildfires have burned an estimated 3.6 million acres in 2020, an area about the size of Connecticut.

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