Natural gas-fired power generation increased 19% in 2015, because of low natural gas prices, increased gas-fired generation capacity, and coal power plant retirements. EIA's May 2016 Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts that this year, natural gas-fired ge
Apr 12, 2019 · Gas-fired power generation is leaving coal in the dust David Wagman | April 12, 2019 The amount of generating capacity from natural gas-fired combined-cycle (NGCC) plants surpassed coal-fired plants in 2018 as the technology with the m
Rising natural gas prices could also encourage power generators to lower their use of natural gas-fired capacity. Despite the additions to capacity in 2017, the STEO forecast share of total U.S. generation supplied by natural gas falls from 34% in 2016 to
10/18/2018 · Two formulas can be used to calculate the amount of fuel used to generate a kilowatthour (kWh) of electricity: * Amount of fuel used per kWh = Heat rate (in British Thermal Units (Btu) per kWh) divided by Fuel heat content (in Btu per physica
Electricity generation. More than 80 percent of natural gas-fired generation in the United States comes from natural gas combined-cycle (NGCC) power plants. The rest are simple gas combustion turbines (9 percent) or simple steam turbines (9 percent). 
In the U.S., as recently as 2006, gas fired power generation was less than 20% and coal-fired generation was almost 50% of U.S. totals, compared with expected 33% and 32%, respectively by the end of 2016. This recent increase in domestic natural gas gener
Read the latest natural gas power generation articles, news and technology. New Metering Solution Controls Condensate in HRSG Systems. Trouble arises when combined cycle and cogeneration plants that have HRSGs encounter water in their steam pipes.
According to the EIA, natural gas-fired plants accounted for 77 percent of all new generating capacity in 2013. In the EIA’s projected base case natural gas-fired plants account for 63 percent of new capacity from 2012 to 2040, compared with 31 percent fo