Largest US Summer Energy Increase to Come from Renewables

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), wind and solar should be the larger renewable sources of US electricity generation this summer.

Renewable Energy Increase from wind and solar energy
  • Utility-scale solar generation between June and August 2022 is forecast to grow by 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) compared with the same period last summer.

  • Wind generation is forecast to increase by 8 million MWh.

  • Generation from coal and natural gas is forecast to decline by 26 million MWh this summer, but natural gas generation could increase in some places where coal supplies are limited.

  • The U.S. electric power sector is expected to have 65 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar-generating capacity, an increase of 31% in solar capacity since June 2021.

  • Estimates of 138 GW of wind capacity online in June 2022 would mark a 12% increase from last June.


Source: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=52438


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