Insights · May 20th, 2016
New Wind Generation – 700 MW added
New Solar Generation – 500 MW added
New Natural Gas Generation – 18 MW added
New Coal or Nuclear Generation – 0
These numbers probably underestimate renewables since projects less than 1 MW are not counted, meaning most new roof top solar is not counted.
Renewables have of course made up most new electricity generation for some time, but these first quarter numbers bring home just how investment is shifting and quite quickly.