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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar Will Surge in 2024, Account for More Than Half of New U.S. Capacity

February 19, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Installations of new solar power generation capacity this year are expected to nearly double the amount that was built in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency is its latest “Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory” report […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Who will build the first new pumped storage hydro in the U.S.?

August 30, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

It’s no secret that the U.S. electricity generation system is desperately in need of reliable energy storage to back up the vast amount of intermittent renewable resources being added. It’s also a fact that pumped storage hydropower is the single […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

U.S.’s Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Set Daily Production Records in July Despite High Fuel Prices

August 25, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that electricity generated by natural gas–fired power plants in the lower 48 states reached 6.37 TWh on July 21, setting a new record high for a day. In fact, the previous high, set […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Utility-scale solar projects report delays, EIA says

August 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Developers plan to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar PV generating capacity this year, according to the June 2022 Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). It said that during the first six months […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Data show how small-scale solar is shifting demand in New England

August 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Small-scale solar is having a large-scale impact on electricity demand patterns in New England. Analysis by the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that an increase in electricity generation from small-scale (less than 1 MW), customer-sited photovoltaic systems is […]


News and Policies, U.S.

California Drought Could Severely Limit Hydropower This Summer

June 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Drought in California could nearly halve the state’s hydroelectric generation this summer, pushing up wholesale power prices in the West, and forcing the state to rely on natural gas generation and out-of-state imports, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects in […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

10 projects to watch in the solar-plus-storage pipeline

April 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

As the U.S. works to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy demand continues to increase. Developers and utilities continue to increase renewable energy, including solar generation, in the national energy mix to meet the demand. Today approximately three percent of […]


Energy Economics

Renewables’ Share of U.S. Power Will Keep Upward Trajectory

January 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable energy’s share of U.S. power generation continues to rise, and the percentage of electricity produced by burning natural gas and coal continues to fall, according to the latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” or STEO, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar to make up half of new generating capacity in 2022

January 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says nearly half of planned capacity additions in 2022 will be solar energy resources. EIA said it expects 46.1 GW of new utility-scale generating capacity to be added to the U.S. power grid this […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar and wind still lead generating capacity additions

January 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (including biomass, geothermal, and hydropower) added more than 2,250 MW of new generating capacity each month during 2021. That was according to the SUN DAY Campaign, which based its finding on data from […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

More than 32 GW of New Gas-Fired Power Plants in U.S. Pipeline

December 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Recent reports from groups analyzing U.S. power generation note how states near the nation’s largest shale plays are expected to bring significant new natural gas-fired generation online over the next few years, despite concerns about recent market volatility that sent […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA report: California hydroelectric facilities continue to respond to prices despite drought

December 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite widespread, intense drought conditions, hydroelectric power plants in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the grid operator for most of the state, provided a significant amount of generation from April 2021 to September 2021, according to the U.S. Energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables account for 20% of U.S. electricity generation through Q3 2021

November 30, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Driven by strong solar and wind power growth, electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., also including biomass, geothermal, hydropower) accounted for 20.45% of total U.S. production during the first three-quarters of 2021, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule

November 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state regulatory filings by the Sierra Club. The group said at […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

MAP: U.S. to add 27.3 GW of natural gas-fired capacity by 2025

November 22, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Most natural gas-fired plants scheduled to come online over the next three years in the U.S. are located in Appalachia, and in Florida and Texas, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA expects 27.3 GW of […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

October 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

When it comes to residential energy consumption, people are constantly striving for ways to reduce their monthly bills and energy usage and wastage. By looking at the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook, we can see the top […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Coal Shipments to Power Sector at Lowest Level in 14 Years

May 13, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Shipments of coal to U.S. power plants in 2020 fell 22% year-over-year, according to data released May 13 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said the U.S. power sector received 428 million short tons (MMst) of coal […]


News and Policies, State

Massive Solar Farm Will Serve Texas Grid

April 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company has teamed with the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest gas utility company to build a major solar power project just outside Houston, Texas. Rosendin, an electrical contractor with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and Tokyo Gas […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

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

February 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In the final months of 2020, electricity generation from wind turbines in the United States set daily and hourly records. Hourly data collected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor show an hourly record set late […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

EIA: Renewables overtakes coal consumption in US

May 29, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The EIA states that this outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation over the past decade as well as growth in renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar. Compared with 2018, coal […]