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April 18, 2024

U.S. hydropower generation expected to increase by 6% in 2024 following last year’s lows

April 12, 2024

Natural gas filled in most of the drop in solar generation in Texas during April 8 eclipse

April 9, 2024

Solar capacity additions are changing the shape of daily electricity supply in Texas

April 5, 2024

April 8 solar eclipse will briefly limit solar electricity generation across the country

March 26, 2024

Western U.S. hydropower generation fell to a 22-year low last year

February 26, 2024

Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were relatively low in 2023

February 22, 2024

Use of natural gas-fired generation differs in the United States by technology and region

February 20, 2024

Retirements of U.S. electric generating capacity to slow in 2024

February 15, 2024

Solar and battery storage to make up 81% of new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2024

February 8, 2024

Nuclear reactor restarts in Japan have reduced LNG imports for electricity generation

January 30, 2024

Projected zero-carbon electricity growth highly dependent on cost in parts of Asia

January 16, 2024

Solar and wind to lead growth of U.S. power generation for the next two years

January 9, 2024

We expect solar will supply almost all growth in U.S. electricity generation through 2025

January 9, 2024

U.S. battery storage capacity expected to nearly double in 2024

December 28, 2023

U.S. electric capacity mix shifts from fossil fuels to renewables in AEO2023

December 27, 2023

Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022

December 26, 2023

First new U.S. nuclear reactor since 2016 is now in operation

December 19, 2023

As solar capacity grows, duck curves are getting deeper in California

November 29, 2023

Coal generation decreased in 2022, but overall U.S. emissions increased

November 28, 2023

Lower CO2 emissions are partially due to shifts in power generation sources

November 20, 2023

Natural gas combined-cycle power plants increased utilization with improved technology

November 8, 2023

EIA Product Highlight: Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages

November 7, 2023

EIA expects U.S. annual solar electricity generation to surpass hydropower in 2024

October 30, 2023

Solar and wind power curtailments are rising in California

October 17, 2023

U.S. summer nuclear outages rose in 2023, returning to 2021 levels

October 16, 2023

New natural gas-fired capacity additions expected to total 8.6 gigawatts in 2023

October 3, 2023

U.S. construction costs dropped for solar, wind, and natural gas-fired generators in 2021

September 28, 2023

Weather events have reduced our forecast of U.S. hydropower generation by 6% this year

September 21, 2023

Ecuador has continued to expand use of hydroelectric power

September 11, 2023

Record U.S. small-scale solar capacity was added in 2022

August 29, 2023

Solar panel shipments set a record high in 2022 as capacity continued to grow

August 24, 2023

Florida’s electricity generation mix is changing

August 9, 2023

New pumped-storage capacity in China is helping to integrate growing wind and solar power

August 8, 2023

Developers added 16.8 GW of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity in first-half 2023

August 1, 2023

First new U.S. nuclear reactor since 2016 is now in operation

July 26, 2023

Texas power grid met record-breaking demand for electricity during recent heat wave

June 21, 2023

As solar capacity grows, duck curves are getting deeper in California

June 14, 2023

U.S. electric power sector continues water efficiency gains

June 8, 2023

Increased U.S. renewable and natural gas generation likely to reduce summer coal demand

June 7, 2023

U.S. electricity generation from natural gas was highest on record this past winter

June 5, 2023

The largest coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania will close by July 2023

May 11, 2023

EIA projects coal capacity will decrease in our Annual Energy Outlook 2023

May 10, 2023

Mixed water supply condition across western states affects 2023 hydropower outlook

April 26, 2023

U.S. coal shipments increased slightly in 2022 as power plants replenished stockpiles

April 18, 2023

Solar distributed generation capacity in Brazil is growing rapidly

April 13, 2023

U.S. electric capacity mix shifts from fossil fuels to renewables in AEO2023

April 6, 2023

EIA explores effects of Inflation Reduction Act on the Annual Energy Outlook

March 27, 2023

Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022

March 21, 2023

Waste-to-energy plants are a small but stable source of electricity in the United States

March 16, 2023

EIA projects that U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions will fall through 2050 in AEO2023

March 6, 2023

Wind, solar, and batteries increasingly account for more new U.S. power capacity additions

March 1, 2023

U.S. simple-cycle natural gas turbines operated at record highs in summer 2022

February 22, 2023

After dropping to a 20-year low, western U.S. hydropower generation rose 13% last year

February 16, 2023

Germany extends the life of its last three operating nuclear power plants until April

February 7, 2023

Coal and natural gas plants will account for 98% of U.S. capacity retirements in 2023

February 6, 2023

More than half of new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2023 will be solar

January 26, 2023

In the past 20 years, natural gas has displaced most coal-fired generation in Pennsylvania

January 23, 2023

Nuclear power plants generated 68% of France’s electricity in 2021

January 19, 2023

Increasing renewables likely to reduce coal and natural gas generation over next two years

December 30, 2022

U.S. refined coal production and consumption declines with the expiration of a tax credit

December 29, 2022

U.S. nuclear electricity generation continues to decline as more reactors retire

December 23, 2022

Wind was second-largest source of U.S. electricity generation on March 29

December 15, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources

December 8, 2022

U.S. battery storage capacity will increase significantly by 2025

December 7, 2022

Coal was the largest source of electricity generation for 15 states in 2021

December 6, 2022

Product Highlight: EIA’s Hourly Electric Grid Monitor

November 30, 2022

U.S. wind generation falls into regional patterns by season

November 21, 2022

One of the largest wind farms in the United States was completed in Oklahoma last spring

November 7, 2022

Nearly a quarter of the operating U.S. coal-fired fleet scheduled to retire by 2029

November 4, 2022

U.S. electric-generating capacity for combined-cycle natural gas turbines is growing

November 3, 2022

Average U.S. construction costs drop for solar, rise for wind and natural gas generators

October 31, 2022

In 2021 U.S. natural gas-fired power generation declined for the first time in four years

October 27, 2022

U.S. coal-fired generation declining after brief rise last year

October 25, 2022

Homes and buildings in the West and Northeast have the largest share of small-scale solar

October 19, 2022

Coal shipments to U.S. power plants fell by more than half between 2010 and 2021

October 14, 2022

Daily U.S. summer nuclear capacity outages were 19% lower this summer than last summer

September 22, 2022

China increased electricity generation annually from 2000 to 2020

September 21, 2022

California fuel mix changes in response to September heat wave

September 19, 2022

Nuclear power provided about 10% of California’s total electricity supply in 2021

September 13, 2022

Carbon intensity of U.S. power generation continues to fall but varies widely by state

September 9, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources

September 1, 2022

Record numbers of solar panels were shipped in the United States during 2021

August 30, 2022

U.S. capacity to convert waste to energy declines after remaining steady since 1994

August 25, 2022

Owners of coal-fired generating plants seek greater fuel flexibility

August 23, 2022

Daily U.S. electricity generation from natural gas hit a record in mid-July

August 16, 2022

EIA expects renewables to account for 22% of U.S. electricity generation in 2022

August 11, 2022

Utility-scale solar projects report delays

August 3, 2022

The U.S. power grid added 15 GW of generating capacity in the first half of 2022

July 29, 2022

Small-scale solar is changing hourly utility electricity demand in New England

July 28, 2022

Extending investment tax credits through 2050 increases U.S. solar generation by 10%

July 27, 2022

Battery systems on the U.S. power grid are increasingly used to respond to price

July 20, 2022

U.S. refined coal production and consumption declines with the expiration of a tax credit

July 14, 2022

U.S. monthly average Henry Hub spot price nearly doubled in 12 months

June 30, 2022

Developers plan to add 6 gigawatts of U.S. offshore wind capacity through 2029

June 27, 2022

In Colombia, natural gas consumption has been exceeding production

June 16, 2022

EIA expects significant increases in wholesale electricity prices this summer

June 15, 2022

Most combined-cycle power plants have duct burners that add energy to the turbine exhaust

June 1, 2022

California drought could reduce hydroelectric generation to half of normal levels

May 26, 2022

Beneficial use of power sector combustion byproducts exceeded material disposed in 2020

May 19, 2022

EIA expects solar and wind to be larger sources of U.S. electricity generation this summer

May 18, 2022

EIA Product Highlight: Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages

May 13, 2022

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions rose 6% in 2021

May 12, 2022

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

May 4, 2022

About 20% of U.S. electric power generating capacity can operate on multiple fuels

April 26, 2022

Renewable generation surpassed nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2021

April 25, 2022

Most combined-cycle power plants employ two combustion turbines with one steam turbine

April 14, 2022

Wind was second-largest source of U.S. electricity generation on March 29

April 8, 2022

U.S. nuclear electricity generation continues to decline as more reactors retire

March 30, 2022

Drought effects on hydroelectricity generation in western U.S. differed by region in 2021

March 18, 2022

EIA projects that renewable generation will supply 44% of U.S. electricity by 2050

March 7, 2022

Solar power and batteries account for 60% of planned new U.S. electric generation capacity

February 23, 2022

Mixed water supply conditions in the Northwest affect 2022 hydropower outlook

February 14, 2022

Generators in Texas meet electric demand, avoid widespread outages during recent cold snap

February 10, 2022

Oil-fired generators helped meet electric demand in New England this January

February 4, 2022

Utilities’ carbon-reduction goals will have little impact on U.S. CO2 emissions

February 1, 2022

Five states updated or adopted new clean energy standards in 2021

January 18, 2022

New renewable power plants are reducing U.S. electricity generation from natural gas

January 11, 2022

Coal will account for 85% of U.S. electric generating capacity retirements in 2022

January 10, 2022

Solar power will account for nearly half of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2022

December 23, 2021

Renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020

December 21, 2021

Annual U.S. coal-fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014

December 20, 2021

New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant closes after 59 years of operation

December 17, 2021

U.S. electric power sector’s use of water continued its downward trend in 2020

December 15, 2021

Of the operating U.S. coal-fired power plants, 28% plan to retire by 2035

December 7, 2021

In September, the United States was at its lowest coal stockpiles since 1978

December 1, 2021

California hydroelectric facilities continue to respond to prices despite drought

November 22, 2021

Most planned U.S. natural gas-fired plants are near Appalachia and in Florida and Texas

November 16, 2021

Solar generation was 3% of U.S. electricity in 2020, but we project it will be 20% by 2050

October 28, 2021

Two nuclear power plants in northern Illinois reversed plans to retire early

October 18, 2021

Annual U.S. coal-fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014

October 15, 2021

Renewables will account for most global generation increases, but coal use remains high

October 1, 2021

Capacity outages at U.S. nuclear power plants averaged 3.1 gigawatts this summer

September 29, 2021

Most planned U.S. battery storage additions in next three years to be paired with solar

September 23, 2021

EIA expects U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought

September 20, 2021

World’s longest-operating solar thermal facility is retiring most of its capacity

August 27, 2021

68% of U.S. coal fleet retirements since 2011 were plants fueled by bituminous coal

August 24, 2021

California’s curtailments of solar electricity generation continue to increase

August 17, 2021

Average U.S. construction cost for onshore wind generation decreased by 27% since 2013

August 13, 2021

TVA is the largest government-owned electricity provider in the United States

July 28, 2021

Renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020

July 16, 2021

Average U.S. construction costs for solar generation continued to fall in 2019

July 12, 2021

EIA Product Highlight: Southern California Daily Energy Report

July 7, 2021

California’s hydroelectric generation affected by historic drought

June 23, 2021

Most U.S. wind capacity built since 2011 is located in the center of the country

June 22, 2021

U.S. natural gas exports and non-power sector demand to drive higher prices through 2022

June 21, 2021

February’s increase in coal-fired electric generation reduced U.S. coal stockpiles

June 16, 2021

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

June 11, 2021

EIA Product Highlight: Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages

June 9, 2021

Electric power sector CO2 emissions drop as generation mix shifts from coal to natural gas

June 7, 2021

In 2020, natural gas exports and natural gas for electricity reached record highs

June 1, 2021

Vietnam’s latest power development plan focuses on expanding renewable sources

May 24, 2021

U.S. natural gas generation in 2021 sees its first year-over-year decline in three years

May 20, 2021

Natural gas combined-cycle plant use varies by region and age

May 13, 2021

Coal transported to the U.S. electric power sector declined by 22% in 2020

May 12, 2021

EIA forecasts less natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer

April 30, 2021

New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant closes after 59 years of operation

April 21, 2021

Texas likely to add record utility-scale solar capacity in the next two years

April 15, 2021

Newer-technology natural gas-fired generators are utilized more than older units in PJM

April 13, 2021

More electricity is generated in Georgia from biomass than in any state except California

April 8, 2021

Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

March 18, 2021

Less electricity was generated by coal than nuclear in the United States in 2020

March 12, 2021

Texas uses natural gas for electricity generation and home heating

February 22, 2021

Nuclear, pumped storage, and coal power plants are more likely to have multiple owners

February 8, 2021

EIA projects renewables share of U.S. electricity generation mix will double by 2050

February 2, 2021

U.S. wind generation sets new daily and hourly records at end of 2020

January 19, 2021

EIA forecasts less power generation from natural gas as a result of rising fuel costs

December 4, 2020

Natural gas-fired generation has increased in most U.S. regions since 2015

November 23, 2020

New York generated the fourth most electricity from renewable sources of any state in 2019

November 20, 2020

Off-grid solar generation could affect how Africa uses coal, natural gas for electricity

November 19, 2020

About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour

November 13, 2020

Interregional electricity trade in India affects shares of solar and coal-fired generation

November 12, 2020

2020 could be a record year for U.S. wind turbine installations

November 10, 2020

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2019, mainly in electric generation

November 5, 2020

Power sector consumed 30% less coal in first-half 2020 than in first-half 2019

October 29, 2020

Natural gas prices and renewable capital costs affect the generation mix in China

October 22, 2020

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico have increased in the first nine months of 2020

October 16, 2020

Natural gas generators make up largest share of U.S. electricity generation capacity

October 15, 2020

Wind is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

October 9, 2020

Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies

September 30, 2020

Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation in CAISO

September 25, 2020

In 2019, 9 of the 10 highest-generating U.S. power plants were nuclear plants

September 18, 2020

U.S. nuclear capacity outages were 35% higher in summer 2020 than 2019

September 16, 2020

Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind generation continue to fall

September 11, 2020

EIA expects U.S. hydroelectric generation to increase in 2020 despite drought conditions

September 1, 2020

As U.S. coal-fired capacity and utilization decline, operators consider seasonal operation

August 27, 2020

South Korea is one of the world’s largest nuclear power producers

August 26, 2020

The United States set record for daily natural gas power burn in late July

August 19, 2020

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic modules increase as prices continue to fall

August 17, 2020

U.S. coal stockpiles steadily increase after reaching lowest level in a decade in 2019

August 12, 2020

More power generation came from natural gas in first half of 2020 than first half of 2019

August 5, 2020

More than 100 coal-fired plants have been replaced or converted to natural gas since 2011

July 30, 2020

Most U.S. utility-scale geothermal power plants built since 2000 are binary-cycle plants

July 21, 2020

More than 60% of energy used for electricity generation is lost in conversion

June 24, 2020

Puerto Rico’s electricity generation mix changed following early 2020 earthquakes

June 18, 2020

Almost all U.S. coal production is consumed for electric power

June 12, 2020

The central United States set several wind power records this spring

May 21, 2020

Most new utility-scale solar in the United States is being built in the South Atlantic

May 18, 2020

Large battery systems are often paired with renewable energy power plants

May 12, 2020

Coal transportation rates in the United States decreased for the fifth consecutive year

May 11, 2020

U.S. coal-fired electricity generation in 2019 falls to 42-year low

April 21, 2020

Wind and natural gas-fired generators led U.S. power sector capacity additions in 2019

March 26, 2020

Twelve U.S. states generate more than 30% of their electricity from nuclear power

March 25, 2020

Lower compensation rates for residential solar PV generation could reduce overall adoption

March 11, 2020

EIA’s 50% Carbon-Free Generation side case projects little effect on CO2 emissions

March 6, 2020

EIA’s long-term power plant projections trade off the cost and value of new capacity

February 26, 2020

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

February 7, 2020

EIA projects generation from coal and nuclear power plants will plateau after 2025

February 4, 2020

Coal-fired electricity generation in New England and New York has diminished

January 30, 2020

EIA expects U.S. electricity generation from renewables to soon surpass nuclear and coal

January 22, 2020

EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

January 16, 2020

EIA forecasts slower growth in natural gas-fired generation while renewable energy rises

January 14, 2020

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

January 10, 2020

Wholesale electricity prices were generally lower in 2019, except in Texas

January 2, 2020

U.S. electricity generation from renewables surpassed coal in April

December 17, 2019

EIA Product Highlight: STEO regional electricity generation and wholesale price forecasts

December 9, 2019

U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

December 3, 2019

U.S. coal plant retirements linked to plants with higher operating costs

December 2, 2019

Early November cold weather prompts fuel switching in PJM and MISO

November 25, 2019

Puerto Rico electricity generation returned to pre-2017 hurricane levels one year later

November 19, 2019

Brazil’s net metering policy leads to growth in solar distributed generation

October 31, 2019

Most pumped storage electricity generators in the U.S. were built in the 1970s

October 7, 2019

Five states have implemented programs to assist nuclear power plants

October 2, 2019

EIA projects that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

September 26, 2019

Maine and New York become the 6th and 7th states to adopt 100% clean electricity targets

September 17, 2019

Natural gas and wind forecast to be fastest growing sources of U.S. electricity generation

September 13, 2019

Coal shipments to the U.S. power sector continue to fall

September 9, 2019

Natural gas-fired power generation has grown in Florida, displacing coal

September 5, 2019

Electric generation transforms primary energy into secondary energy

September 3, 2019

Average U.S. construction costs for solar generation continue to decrease

August 22, 2019

EIA offers two approaches to compare renewable electricity generation with other sources

August 21, 2019

EIA launches redesigned Hourly Electric Grid Monitor with new data and functionality

August 5, 2019

United States sets new daily record high for natural gas use in the power sector

June 26, 2019

U.S. electricity generation from renewables surpassed coal in April

June 19, 2019

More new natural gas combined-cycle power plants are using advanced designs

June 18, 2019

NERC report highlights potential summer electricity issues for Texas and California

June 17, 2019

Mixed water supply conditions affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

June 10, 2019

Almost all U.S. coal production is consumed for electric power

June 7, 2019

Four states account for more than half of U.S. wind electricity generation

June 5, 2019

EIA tool compares individual power plants’ generation, cooling water use, and emissions

June 3, 2019

Saudi Arabia used less crude oil for power generation in 2018

May 31, 2019

Brazil plans to add more solar to its hydro-dominated electricity generation mix

May 29, 2019

Germany announces proposal to phase out coal by 2038, further changing its generation mix

May 21, 2019

Nonpowered dams can be converted to hydroelectric dams for electricity generation

May 17, 2019

Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal power plants were at their lowest point in over a decade

May 15, 2019

Tax credit phaseout encourages more wind power plants to be added by end of year

May 9, 2019

EIA expects less electricity to come from coal this summer as natural gas, renewables rise

April 26, 2019

The Northeast leads the country in net-metered wind electricity generation capacity

April 12, 2019

Increases in electricity generation from biomass stop after a decade of growth

April 10, 2019

U.S. natural gas-fired combined-cycle capacity surpasses coal-fired capacity

March 25, 2019

Power sector pushed domestic U.S. natural gas consumption to new record in 2018

March 21, 2019

Despite closures, U.S. nuclear electricity generation in 2018 surpassed its previous peak

March 19, 2019

U.S. renewable electricity generation has doubled since 2008

March 8, 2019

New U.S. power plants expected to be mostly natural gas combined-cycle and solar PV

March 6, 2019

Record U.S. electricity generation in 2018 driven by record residential, commercial sales

February 27, 2019

Updated renewable portfolio standards will lead to more renewable electricity generation

February 26, 2019

Extreme cold in the Midwest led to high power demand and record natural gas demand

February 19, 2019

Natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

February 7, 2019

Most U.S. utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plants are 5 megawatts or smaller

February 6, 2019

Future U.S. electricity generation mix will depend largely on natural gas prices

January 18, 2019

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

January 14, 2019

Natural gas-burning power plant operations vary during periods of cold weather

January 8, 2019

Wholesale power prices were generally higher in 2018, with both winter and summer spikes

December 27, 2018

Most utility-scale fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic systems are tilted 20 degrees-30 degrees

December 21, 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

December 19, 2018

Almost all power plants that retired in the past decade were powered by fossil fuels

December 11, 2018

Changes in coal sector led to less SO2 and NOx emissions from electric power industry

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have unique electricity demand patterns

November 9, 2018

Water withdrawals by U.S. power plants have been declining

October 29, 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

October 26, 2018

Most utility-scale fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic systems are tilted 20 degrees-30 degrees

October 17, 2018

Natural gas-fired power plants are being added and used more in PJM Interconnection

October 15, 2018

U.S. nuclear plant outages increased in September after remaining low during summer

October 11, 2018

Combined wind and solar made up at least 20% of electric generation in 10 states in 2017

October 1, 2018

Hydro and fossil fuels drive electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 28, 2018

Columbia River electric generation in 2018 remains normal despite above-normal water flow

September 26, 2018

Like natural gas, coal in the Southwest Power Pool is cycled to accommodate wind power

September 14, 2018

America’s oldest operating nuclear power plant to retire on Monday

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence likely to affect Southeast U.S. electric power, transportation fuels

September 11, 2018

Hydroelectricity is the most prevalent renewable source in 19 states; wind in 16

September 10, 2018

Coal is the most-used electricity generation source in 18 states; natural gas in 16

August 29, 2018

Some U.S. electricity generating plants use dry cooling

August 24, 2018

Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii, threatens energy infrastructure

August 17, 2018

Electric power sector coal inventories are expected to remain relatively low through 2019

August 16, 2018

PURPA-qualifying capacity increases, but it's still a small portion of added renewables

July 17, 2018

Volcanic lava flows continue to affect geothermal power generation on Hawaii’s Big Island

July 12, 2018

Wind generators’ cost declines reflect technology improvements and siting decisions

July 11, 2018

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high

July 9, 2018

EIA adds Puerto Rico data to its U.S. power plant inventory

July 2, 2018

Coal plant retirements and high summer electricity demand lower Texas reserve margin

June 29, 2018

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment highlights seasonal electric reliability issues

June 28, 2018

EIA study examines the role of high-voltage power lines in integrating renewables

June 21, 2018

EIA monthly survey tracks U.S. power plant additions

June 12, 2018

Power marketers are increasing their share of U.S. retail electricity sales

May 29, 2018

Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994

May 15, 2018

Tax credits and solar tariffs affect timing of projected renewable power plant deployment

May 11, 2018

Countries in and around the Middle East are adding coal-fired power plants

May 9, 2018

Solar surpasses biomass to become third-most prevalent renewable electricity source

April 24, 2018

Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow

April 20, 2018

Fuel cell power plants are used in diverse ways across the United States

March 30, 2018

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

March 23, 2018

Electricity demand by U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years

March 21, 2018

Solar photovoltaic costs are declining, but estimates vary across sources

March 20, 2018

Electricity generation from fossil fuels declined in 2017 as renewable generation rose

March 16, 2018

Solar plants typically install more panel capacity relative to their inverter capacity

March 5, 2018

Middle East countries plan to add nuclear to their generation mix

February 27, 2018

Natural gas power plants purchase fuel using different types of contracts

February 14, 2018

U.S. imports of solar photovoltaic modules mainly come from Asia

February 7, 2018

Future U.S. electricity generation mix will depend largely on natural gas prices

January 26, 2018

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia growing faster than demand

January 24, 2018

Wind expected to surpass hydro as largest renewable electricity generation source

January 23, 2018

January’s cold weather affects electricity generation mix in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

January 22, 2018

EIA forecasts natural gas to remain primary energy source for electricity generation

January 19, 2018

Hydroelectric generation in Montana recovers from last summer’s flash drought

January 17, 2018

Wholesale power prices in 2017 were stable in the east, but increased in Texas, California

January 9, 2018

Almost all power plants that retired in the past decade were powered by fossil fuels

January 5, 2018

Cold weather, higher exports result in record natural gas demand

December 18, 2017

Natural gas generators make up the largest share of overall U.S. generation capacity

December 13, 2017

Utility solar photovoltaic capacity is dominated by crystalline silicon panel technology

December 12, 2017

Refined coal has made up nearly one-fifth of coal-fired power generation so far in 2017

December 5, 2017

Natural gas power generation share grew in Southern states for a decade as coal declined

November 29, 2017

Wind turbine heights and capacities have increased over the past decade

November 27, 2017

Biomass and waste fuels made up 2% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2016

November 13, 2017

CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

November 9, 2017

Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal power plants have fallen since last year

November 8, 2017

EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

November 6, 2017

Repowering wind turbines adds generating capacity at existing sites

October 31, 2017

Petra Nova is one of two carbon capture and sequestration power plants in the world

October 24, 2017

Puerto Rico’s electricity service is slow to return after Hurricane Maria

October 13, 2017

Spark and dark spreads indicate profitability of natural gas, coal power plants

September 28, 2017

Nuclear power plant outages were relatively low this summer

September 27, 2017

Chinese coal-fired electricity generation expected to flatten as mix shifts to renewables

September 18, 2017

Coal plants installed mercury controls to meet compliance deadlines

September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages and affected wind generation in Texas

August 24, 2017

California increased electricity imports and natural gas generation during solar eclipse

August 23, 2017

Northwest heat wave leads to record levels of summer electricity demand

August 21, 2017

Natural gas-fired electricity conversion efficiency grows as coal remains stable

August 7, 2017

Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country

July 27, 2017

Natural gas-fired electricity generation so far this summer is below last year’s level

July 24, 2017

California wholesale electricity prices are higher at the beginning and end of the day

July 11, 2017

EIA adds small-scale solar photovoltaic forecasts to its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook

July 6, 2017

Monthly renewable electricity generation surpasses nuclear for the first time since 1984

July 5, 2017

Construction costs for most power plant types have fallen in recent years

June 26, 2017

Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy choices

June 16, 2017

Competition between coal and natural gas affects power markets

June 14, 2017

Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time

June 13, 2017

Three Mile Island is the latest nuclear power plant to announce retirement plans

June 5, 2017

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment highlights seasonal electricity reliability issues

June 1, 2017

More than half of small-scale photovoltaic generation comes from residential rooftops

May 25, 2017

Energy storage and renewables beyond wind, hydro, solar make up 4% of U.S. power capacity

May 16, 2017

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

May 12, 2017

U.S. nuclear capacity and generation expected to decline as existing generators retire

May 11, 2017

Natural gas has displaced coal in the Northeast’s generation mix over the past 10 years

May 5, 2017

Nuclear plants account for more than half of electricity generation in Illinois

May 4, 2017

Utility-scale solar has grown rapidly over the past five years

May 3, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

Wind turbines provide 8% of U.S. generating capacity, more than any other renewable source

May 1, 2017

Carbon intensity of energy use is lowest in U.S. industrial and electric power sectors

April 27, 2017

Most U.S. nuclear power plants were built between 1970 and 1990

April 24, 2017

More than half of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems track the sun through the day

April 18, 2017

EIA expects natural gas to be largest source of U.S. electricity generation this summer

April 17, 2017

Most coal plants in the United States were built before 1990

April 10, 2017

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

April 7, 2017

Rising solar generation in California coincides with negative wholesale electricity prices

March 29, 2017

Coal production increases during second half of 2016, but still below 2015 levels

March 23, 2017

Brazil has the third-largest electricity sector in the Americas

March 22, 2017

Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017

March 13, 2017

Hydroelectric generators are among the United States’ oldest power plants

March 6, 2017

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016

March 3, 2017

California imports about a quarter of its electricity on average

February 14, 2017

Projected electricity generation mix is sensitive to policies, natural gas prices

February 8, 2017

U.S. coal production and coal-fired electricity generation expected to rise in near term

February 6, 2017

The world’s largest nuclear plants differ by age, number of reactors, and utilization

February 3, 2017

Sulfur dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants have fallen faster than coal generation

February 1, 2017

Indian Point, closest nuclear plant to New York City, set to retire by 2021

January 30, 2017

Natural gas-fired generating capacity likely to increase over next two years

January 19, 2017

Power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

January 18, 2017

Natural gas-fired power plants lead electric capacity additions in Mexico

January 13, 2017

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years

January 11, 2017

Wholesale power prices in 2016 fell, reflecting lower natural gas prices

January 10, 2017

Renewable generation capacity expected to account for most 2016 capacity additions

December 7, 2016

About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties

November 21, 2016

EIA creates winter version of its daily energy dashboard for Southern California

November 18, 2016

Coal may surpass natural gas as most common electricity generation fuel this winter

October 31, 2016

Fort Calhoun becomes fifth U.S. nuclear plant to retire in past five years

October 26, 2016

Wind generation share exceeded 10% in 11 states in 2015

October 19, 2016

Over past decade, Mountain region states have used less coal for electricity generation

October 18, 2016

The world’s nine largest operating power plants are hydroelectric facilities

October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew caused millions of customers to go without power

October 12, 2016

Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991

September 28, 2016

China expected to account for more than half of world growth in nuclear power through 2040

September 15, 2016

Electricity customers’ service restored in Tallahassee after Hurricane Hermine

September 9, 2016

Japan’s electricity prices rising or stable despite recent fuel cost changes

September 7, 2016

Natural gas generation and electricity imports used to follow load in California

September 6, 2016

California is using more renewables and less natural gas in its summer electricity mix

September 1, 2016

U.S. nuclear outages this summer were higher than in summer 2015

August 30, 2016

Coal consumption by U.S. educational institutions has declined by 64% since 2008

August 25, 2016

Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years

August 23, 2016

North Carolina has more PURPA-qualifying solar facilities than any other state

August 11, 2016

Hydroelectric plants account for more than 70% of Brazil's electric generation

August 8, 2016

High natural gas-fired generation leads to rare summer net national weekly storage draw

August 2, 2016

Renewables share of North America electricity mix expected to rise

July 20, 2016

U.S. electric system is made up of interconnections and balancing authorities

July 14, 2016

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

July 7, 2016

EIA electricity generator data show power industry response to EPA mercury limits

July 5, 2016

Mexico electricity market reforms attempt to reduce costs and develop new capacity

June 24, 2016

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction prices decline

June 21, 2016

Clean Power Plan implementation decisions affect CO2 emissions and electricity prices

June 14, 2016

First new U.S. nuclear reactor in almost two decades set to begin operating

June 2, 2016

Higher renewable capacity additions in AEO2016 reflect policy changes and cost reductions

May 25, 2016

Southern states lead growth in biomass electricity generation

May 24, 2016

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

May 13, 2016

Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation in 2015 were lowest since 1993

April 28, 2016

Power sector coal demand has fallen in nearly every state since 2007

April 8, 2016

Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast

April 4, 2016

Average utilization for natural gas combined-cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015

March 21, 2016

As coal stockpiles at power plants rise, shippers are reducing coal railcar loadings

March 18, 2016

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

March 16, 2016

Natural gas expected to surpass coal in mix of fuel used for U.S. power generation in 2016

March 8, 2016

Coal made up more than 80% of retired electricity generating capacity in 2015

March 1, 2016

Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

February 24, 2016

Rail continues to dominate coal shipments to the power sector

February 9, 2016

Natural gas use for power generation higher this winter

January 11, 2016

Wholesale power prices decrease across the country in 2015

January 8, 2016

Coal production and prices decline in 2015

December 15, 2015

New database provides monthly inventory and status of U.S. electric generating plants

December 4, 2015

Pacific Northwest electricity mix influenced by weather conditions, El Niño

December 2, 2015

EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation

November 4, 2015

Texas expected to keep breaking records for wind generation as wind capacity grows

October 7, 2015

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises

September 28, 2015

U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer

September 1, 2015

Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility-scale and distributed-scale projects

August 27, 2015

Domestic market for distributed wind turbines faces several challenges

August 25, 2015

India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

August 11, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

July 31, 2015

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month

July 27, 2015

Natural gas salt-facility storage serves special gas market needs

July 24, 2015

Power-to-gas brings a new focus to the issue of energy storage from renewable sources

July 20, 2015

China will soon surpass South Korea, Russia, and Japan in nuclear generating capacity

July 9, 2015

U.S.-Canada electricity trade increases

July 6, 2015

California grid expected to maintain reliability despite drought

June 3, 2015

Levelized cost comparisons help explain value of various electric generation technologies

May 27, 2015

Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, natural gas, then renewables, gain generation share

May 26, 2015

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s

May 15, 2015

U.S. power sector CO2 emissions expected to increase through 2040

April 22, 2015

UK’s renewable energy targets drive increases in U.S. wood pellet exports

April 9, 2015

California’s continued drought, reduced snowpack mean lower hydropower output

April 3, 2015

Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

March 24, 2015

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

February 19, 2015

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

February 2, 2015

New England generation fuel mix changes likely as Vermont Yankee nuclear plant retires

January 22, 2015

Northern Maine considers options to gain direct access to New England electric grid

December 18, 2014

Wind power capacity additions expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

December 9, 2014

Increased solar and wind electricity generation in California are changing net load shapes

November 7, 2014

After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average

October 6, 2014

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation

September 30, 2014

California’s subhourly wholesale electricity market opens to systems outside its footprint

September 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia uses largest amount of crude oil for power generation since 2010

September 8, 2014

Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states

August 15, 2014

Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region

July 31, 2014

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation

June 25, 2014

California continues to set daily records for utility scale solar energy

June 17, 2014

Hydropower supplies more than three-quarters of Brazil’s electric power

June 13, 2014

Projected growth in natural gas-fired generation is influenced by resource availability

June 9, 2014

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

May 30, 2014

Privately owned generators play a growing role in Mexico’s electricity supply

May 20, 2014

Industrial onsite electricity concentrated in chemicals, oil, and paper manufacturing

May 12, 2014

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers

April 30, 2014

Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share

April 29, 2014

Renewable electricity generation projections sensitive to cost, price, policy assumptions

April 28, 2014

Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements

April 24, 2014

Power plant coal stockpiles are expected to rebuild after heavy winter drawdown

March 25, 2014

Coal supplies at electric power plants drawn down in cold weather

March 20, 2014

Planned coal-fired power plant retirements continue to increase

February 20, 2014

High cost, oil-fired generation creates potential for shift in Hawaiian electric sources

February 18, 2014

Peak-to-average electricity demand ratio rising in New England and many other U.S. regions

February 14, 2014

AEO2014 projects more coal-fired power plant retirements by 2016 than have been scheduled

February 11, 2014

Many newer power plants have cooling systems that reuse water

February 6, 2014

Current drought reduces hydro generation forecast for California

January 31, 2014

NFL stadiums produce onsite energy with solar PV projects

January 15, 2014

Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology

December 18, 2013

Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows

December 11, 2013

Existing resource base and policy decisions provide the West with electric fuel diversity

December 4, 2013

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise

December 2, 2013

Renewable electricity production grows in Texas

November 22, 2013

Use of coal-fired generators in the Southeast has been declining

November 18, 2013

Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources

November 12, 2013

Northeast grows increasingly reliant on natural gas for power generation

November 8, 2013

The mix of fuels used for electricity generation in the United States is changing

October 1, 2013

Natural gas-fired combustion turbines are generally used to meet peak electricity load

September 25, 2013

Natural gas generation lower than last year because of differences in relative fuel prices

September 23, 2013

Renewable generation provides a growing share of California’s electricity

September 16, 2013

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating unit and system operators

September 9, 2013

Cooler-than-normal August relieves strain on Texas electricity market

September 5, 2013

Higher wind generation in the Southwest Power Pool is reducing use of baseload capacity

August 27, 2013

Electricity demand patterns matter for valuing electricity supply resources

July 22, 2013

U.S. natural gas spot prices increased during first-half 2013

July 18, 2013

Increased U.S. coal consumption met by burning through stockpiles

June 12, 2013

Federal Power Marketing Administrations operate across much of the United States

June 7, 2013

New generators help California meet summer challenges to electric reliability

June 6, 2013

Electricity reliability report released; Texas and California raise concerns for summer

May 30, 2013

Feed-in tariff: A policy tool encouraging deployment of renewable electricity technologies

May 23, 2013

Coal regains some electric generation market share from natural gas

May 22, 2013

Extended tax credits could raise projected renewable electricity capacity and generation

May 17, 2013

Mexico Week: U.S.-Mexico electricity trade is small, with tight regional focus

May 7, 2013

President’s proposed budget calls for strategic review of government’s role in TVA

April 23, 2013

Future power market shares of coal, natural gas generators depend on relative fuel prices

April 11, 2013

Year-to-date natural gas use for electric power generation is down from 2012

April 5, 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012

March 15, 2013

Japan’s fossil-fueled generation remains high because of continuing nuclear plant outages

March 14, 2013

Above-normal outages of U.S. nuclear capacity persist at the start of 2013

February 27, 2013

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides continue to decline in 2012

February 21, 2013

Dry January lowers the Pacific Northwest water supply forecast for April through September

February 20, 2013

Dark spreads measure returns over fuel costs of coal-fired generation

February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser

February 5, 2013

Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired electricity generation

January 25, 2013

Coal stockpiles at electric power plants were above average throughout 2012

January 16, 2013

Large mergers drive changes in ownership of electric generating capacity in 2012

January 14, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012

January 9, 2013

2012 Brief: Average wholesale electricity prices down compared to last year

December 6, 2012

Cheaper natural gas alters generation dispatch in Southeast

November 14, 2012

San Onofre nuclear outage contributes to Southern California’s changing generation profile

October 19, 2012

Electricity generation from coal and natural gas both increased with summer heat

September 20, 2012

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for coal and electric power

September 18, 2012

More recycling raises average energy content of waste used to generate electricity

September 17, 2012

Municipal solid waste plants convert garbage to electricity

September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012

September 6, 2012

NRG-GenOn acquisition plan would create the largest independent power producer

September 4, 2012

Electric grid operators monitoring drought conditions

August 22, 2012

Merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy created largest U.S. electric utility

August 20, 2012

Natural gas, renewables dominate electric capacity additions in first half of 2012

August 17, 2012

Electric generator dispatch depends on system demand and the relative cost of operation

July 30, 2012

Fuel used in electricity generation is projected to shift over the next 25 years

July 13, 2012

Competition among fuels for power generation driven by changes in fuel prices

July 12, 2012

Eastern electric systems tested during first summer 2012 heat wave

July 6, 2012

Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012

June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost

June 14, 2012

California's electric power market faces challenges heading into summer

June 5, 2012

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline

June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on

May 30, 2012

Japan’s use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages

May 29, 2012

Seasonal hydroelectric output drives down wholesale electricity prices in the West

May 22, 2012

Electricity storage can smooth out moment-to-moment variations in electricity demand

May 21, 2012

Electricity storage can take advantage of daily price variations

May 15, 2012

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years

May 9, 2012

Policies for compensating behind-the-meter generation vary by State

May 4, 2012

A Clean Energy Standard could reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions

May 3, 2012

Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states

May 2, 2012

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state

April 9, 2012

Shares of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up in many states

March 30, 2012

New technology can improve electric power system efficiency and reliability

March 29, 2012

EIA projects lower coal use by U.S. power sector in 2012

March 12, 2012

U.S. wind generation increased 27% in 2011

March 9, 2012

Coal's share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December

March 5, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves construction of first nuclear units in 30 years

March 2, 2012

Electricity's share of U.S. delivered energy has risen significantly since 1950

February 28, 2012

EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power generation increases, led by wind and biomass

February 27, 2012

Eastern U.S. coal futures prices down in early 2012

February 22, 2012

Pacific Northwest water supply forecast to be near or below normal for 2012

February 21, 2012

Northwest hydroelectric output above five-year range for much of 2011

February 16, 2012

Ohio's fuel mix for power generation is changing

February 15, 2012

Warm weather, low natural gas prices hold down wholesale power prices this winter

February 10, 2012

Natural gas and renewable shares of electricity generation to grow, coal still largest

February 6, 2012

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources

January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release

December 19, 2011

A quarter of California's electricity comes from outside the state

December 12, 2011

Electricity tends to flow south in North America

November 21, 2011

Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand

November 18, 2011

U.S. has large geothermal resources, but recent growth is slower than wind or solar

November 15, 2011

Pennsylvania's use of natural gas for power generation has grown rapidly

October 26, 2011

EIA launches new electricity-focused web page

September 9, 2011

Texas Heat Wave, August 2011: Nature and Effects of an Electricity Supply Shortage

August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure

August 25, 2011

Mid-Atlantic electricity market reacts to Tuesday's earthquake

August 19, 2011

U.S. natural gas consumption for electric power tops industrial consumption

August 18, 2011

Mid-summer heat pushes up natural gas use at electric power plants

May 24, 2011

Capital costs have major impact on projected power sector investments

May 13, 2011

Electricity resource planners credit only a fraction of potential wind capacity

March 25, 2011

Electricity systems adjust operations to growing wind power output

March 22, 2011

Increasing wind capacity requires new approaches to electricity planning and operations

March 17, 2011

Japan depends significantly on nuclear power to meet its electricity needs