Power & Renewables

Americas June 2018

Regional analysis & forecasts

In the United States, there are risks of supply tightness in areas such as southern California, where reduced hydropower output and constraints to gas-fired generation are anticipated, amid forecasts of strong power demand for this summer in the country.

The level of snowpack in California is below average – especially in the Sierra Nevada basin, which supplies up to 35% of water in the state. The Sierra Nevada snowpack level was only 52% of the average on 1 April, down from more than 160% last year....