EIA: Natural Gas, Renewables Make Up Most of 2018 Electric Capacity Additions

  Source:  U.S. Energy Information Administration,   Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

The EIA expects nearly 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity will come online in the United States in 2018, more than in any year over the past decade. Although renewables such as wind and solar accounted for 98% of the 2 GW added so far this year (based on data for January and February), EIA expects about 21 GW of natural gas-fired generators will come online in 2018.

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