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Generation Trends in the Electricity Sector

Product ID:3002000660
Date Published:21-Dec-2013
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type:Technical Results

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One of the key questions concerning the interaction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and the electricity grid is how the upstream emissions and energy use of power plants used to charge PEVs compare with the lifecycle emissions and energy use of conventional vehicles. This Update provides a look at recent data on trends in power generation in the United States from 1990 to 2013, including capacity, generation, capacity factor, energy use, and heat rate—emissions rates will be analyzed in future work. Analysis of generation and energy use confirm the trends observed by most utility analysts: legacy coal generation is being rapidly displaced by natural gas combined cycle generation with important contributions from renewable generation, which is starting from a low level but growing rapidly. The analysis indicates that the trend towards lower-emitting generation is robust and supports the general industry view that emissions reductions are likely to continue.


2013 Program 18   Electric Transportation
  • Capacity
  • Emissions
  • Generation
  • Energy use
  • Trends in electricity generation

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