FERC’s latest report projects dramatic growth for wind and solar

FERC’s report projects dramatic growth for renewable energy – notably wind and solar, and significant declines in fossil fuels and nuclear powers.


According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), within the past month, the agency has dramatically revised its three-year forecast for changes in the U.S. electrical generating capacity mix.

Sharp declines are foreseen for fossil fuels and nuclear power while accompanied by even stronger growth in renewable energy (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) than earlier projected.

FERC's latest monthly "Energy Infrastructure Update" report (with data through May 31, 2019) suggests that "high probability additions" and "retirements" combined could result in effectively no growth in the generating capacity of fossil fuels (i.e., coal, natural gas, oil) and a net decline of over 7 gigawatts (GW) in nuclear capacity by June 2022.

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