Wind Energy

As one of the first technologies used to generate electricity, hydroelectric power has historically provided the largest share of renewable electricity generation in the United States. more

Jan 24, 2018 11:49 AM Renewables

Once final data are in, EIA expects about 25 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric generating capacity to have been added to the power grid during 2017, nearly half of which use renewable technologies, especially wind and solar. more

Jan 11, 2018 7:00 AM Renewables

Electricity generation in the South census region (2006-2016)

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly

Coal’s share of total electricity generation in the South declined over the past decade, from 50% in 2006 to 29% in 2016. As the use of coal has declined, the use of natural gas has increased. In 2016, southern states used natural gas for 42%... more

Dec 5, 2017 10:00 AM Power Generation

EIA recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in the Annual Electric Generator Report. more

Nov 28, 2016 10:44 AM Renewables

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