Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy: Wind, Nuclear, Solar & Hydroelectric Generation

Wind and solar generation are the two fastest growing sectors that make up the US electric grid. Together which Hydroelectric and Nuclear Generation, these non-petroleum-based energy sources provide over 30% of US electrical generation. Monitoring alternative energy generation is important for natural gas investors because large swings in output can impact gas demand. When wind, solar, nuclear or hydroelectric output increases, these sources displace natural gas demand and when they decrease, natural gas demand increases to substitute. Changes in hydroelectric and nuclear output tend to be smaller, but last a longer period of time while swings in wind and solar output are driven by near-term weather conditions and can be dramatic but typically last only a short period of time. Overall, day-to-day changes in alternative energy output can impact natural gas demand by as much as 4-6 BCF/day. This site tracks alternative energy generation on an hour-by-hour basis seven days per week. Of note, solar generation is specific for California's CAISO region and hydroelectric generation is specific for the Pacific Northwest's BPA region. Click below for more data for each energy source.

Wind Generation

Nuclear Generation

Solar Generation

Hydroelectric Generation

Alternative Energy Vs. Natural Gas: A Snapshot

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