Solar and wind to dominate new electric capacity additions, according to EIA’s 2019 Outlook

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects 23.7 GW of new electric capacity additions and 8.3 GW of electric capacity retirements in 2019


According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions and 8.3 GW of capacity retirements are expected for the U.S. electric power sector in 2019.

The utility-scale capacity additions by sector consist primarily of wind (46 percent), natural gas (34 percent), and solar photovoltaics (18 percent), with the remaining 2 percent consisting primarily of other renewables and battery storage capacity.

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