The changing resource mix and lower fuel prices for natural gas have caused generator owners to replace aging or high cost large generating units with renewable resources and smaller units fueled by natural gas. The energy previously produced by large rotating generators is being replaced by energy produced by variable resources, and other new types of resources, some of which exhibit different operational characteristics. It is essential that planners and operators of the bulk electric system prepare for the changing resource mix.


Planning Coordinator Forecast of Generation by Fuel Type

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Related Links

  
Southwest Power Pool RTO Real-Time Generation Fuel Mix
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Real-Time Fuel Mix
U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Energy Review
NERC 2018 Long Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA)