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US power generation in figures

Renewable sources provided a record 410 TWh of electricity in the US in 2018 and are now challenging gas for market share thanks to policy support mechanisms Renewable sources provided a record 410 TWh of electricity in the US in 2018 and are now challenging gas for market share thanks to policy support mechanisms.
By Staff reporter 22 November 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation 0 34816
Chart showing US power market share by fuel, 2018 and 2020

While the amount of electricity generated from gas in the US more than doubled between 2001 and 2018, output from wind farms and solar parks grew nearly sixfold – albeit from much lower base levels.

In this week’s issue of Natural Gas Insight, our Global Markets Specialist Alessandro Vitelli analysed how policy support mechanisms are spurring major growth in wind and solar generation, leading to them competing with gas for market share.