Wind and natural gas-fired generators led U.S. power sector capacity additions in 2019

EIA | According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Monthly Electric Generator Inventory Report, the electric power sector installed nearly 23,000 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity in 2019. This new capacity was primarily in onshore wind (9,100 MW), natural gas-fired (8,300 MW), and solar photovoltaic (PV) (5,300 MW) technologies. The South region accounted for nearly half of the total capacity additions in the United States last year.


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