April 2019, Vol. 246, No. 4

Global News

Natural Gas Fuels More Than 60% of U.S. Generating Capacity Added in 2018

The United States added its largest electric generating capacity in 15 years during 2018, with natural gas fueling 62% of all utility-scale additions according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The additions totaled 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity in 2018, while 18.7 GW of capacity were retired.  It was the largest increase since 48.8 GW were added in 2003.  U.S. utility-scale additions in 2018 primarily consisted of natural gas (62%), wind (21%), and solar photovoltaic (16%) capacity. The remaining 2% of additions came primarily from hydroelectric and battery storage capacity.  Almost 90% of the 19.3 GW of the natural gas

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