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Recent increases in global nuclear capacity led by Asia

Recent increases in global nuclear capacity led by Asia

 Four other reactors in North America currently under construction, are expected to come online between 2019, 2020 Global nuclear capacity reached 383 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, driven primarily by nuclear additions in Asia, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Currently, 31 countries have nuclear power programs, totaling 441 operating reactors. An additional 60 reactors are […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Non-powered dams along Ohio River to be converted to hydroelectric dams in 2016

Non-powered dams along Ohio River to be converted to hydroelectric dams in 2016

As of 2012, non-powered dams had the potential to add 12,000 MW of additional generating capacity to US power grid According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2016, nearly 300 MW of hydroelectricity generating capacity is expected to come online from dams that did not previously have electric generating units, commonly referred to as non-powered dams. […]

After industry criticism, EIA reviews data and projections for wind/solar electricity

After industry criticism, EIA reviews data and projections for wind/solar electricity

EIA each year reviews a variety of sources for technology costs as it seeks to align its cost assumptions with fast-changing markets EIA’s data and projections for renewable electricity, in particular wind and solar generators, are a major topic of interest for many EIA customers. In an effort to assure that data are accurate and […]

Wind adds most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas, solar

Wind adds most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas, solar

In Texas, new wind power records continuously being set as wind fleet grows Wind, natural gas, and solar made up almost all new electric generation capacity in 2015, accounting for 41 per cent, 30 per cent, and 26 per cent of total additions, respectively, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The preliminary data also show a record amount […]

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

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

Top 5 states solar capacity additions: California (3.9 GW), North Carolina (1.1 GW), Nevada (0.9 GW), Texas (0.7 GW), Georgia (0.7 GW) Electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid during 2016. Most of these additions come from three resources: solar (9.5 GW), natural gas […]

California has nearly half of the nation’s solar electricity generating capacity

California has nearly half of the nation’s solar electricity generating capacity

For both utility-scale solar PV and solar thermal, California has more capacity than the rest of the country combined, with 52% and 73% of the nation’s total, respectively The United States has slightly more than 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar generating capacity, which includes utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal installations, as well as […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Small-scale solar power generation grows ‘significantly’ in US – EIA

Small-scale solar power generation grows ‘significantly’ in US – EIA

Almost 40% of distributed PV capacity in United States is located in California, with next 9 states accounting for another 44% Small-scale distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, such as those found on residential and commercial rooftops, have grown significantly in the United States over the past several years. Starting this month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration […]

By December 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →