More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

Published 11 March 2019

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added in the United States in 2018 and 18.7 GW of capacity were retired. The 2018 annual capacity additions were the largest since 48.8 GW were added in 2003. Most of the additions happened in the second half of the year, while the retirements occurred mostly in the first half.

Source: Today in Energy – More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

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