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U.S. coal-fired power generation increased by nearly 15% month-on-month in May

2020-07-27 15:45    page view:

Guide: On July 24, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data showing that in May this year, coal-fired power generation in the United States was 46.5 billion kWh, an increase of 14.6% from April, but a decrease of 35.4% from the same period last year. Coal-fired power generation that month continues for 7 consecutive months

  On July 24, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data showing that in May this year, coal-fired power generation in the United States was 46.5 billion kWh, an increase of 14.6% from April, but a decrease of 35.4% from the same period last year.

  The amount of coal-fired power generation that month increased for the first time since the decline for seven consecutive months, but it was still far below the average coal-fired power generation of 87.2 billion kWh over the same period in the past five years.

  Data shows that in May, coal-fired power generation accounted for 15.3% of the total power generation in the United States, an increase of 0.5% from April, but still lower than the proportion of renewable energy power generation. In April, the US coal-fired power generation surpassed renewable energy for the first time.

   In May, the United States generated 73.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable energy sources, including hydropower, an increase of 14.4% month-on-month and a year-on-year decrease of 4.7%, a record high in seven years.

   In the month, renewable energy power generation accounted for 24.2% of the total power generation, which was higher than 23.4% in the previous month.

Among them, hydroelectric power generation was 29.5 billion kWh, an increase of 41.9% month-on-month, but fell 2% year-on-year, accounting for 9.7% of total power generation; solar power generation was 9.7 billion kWh, an increase of 33.6% and 21.6% respectively on the same month-on-month basis. Accounted for 3.2%; wind power generation was 28.2 billion kWh, an increase of 6.4% year-on-year, and a month-on-month decrease of 4.6%, accounting for 9.3%.

   In May, US natural gas power generation was 116 billion kWh, an increase of 7.5% month-on-month and a slight increase of 0.7% year-on-year. Natural gas power generation accounted for 38.3% of the total US power generation that month, slightly lower than 39.3% in April.

   In the same month, natural gas power generation in the United States increased by 7.3% from the average power generation of 108 billion kWh over the same period in the five years.

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