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EIA


Construction Underway on South Dakota’s Largest Solar Project

A 128-MW solar energy project that will serve customers of a regional electric power cooperative is under construction in South Dakota, with the facility expected to enter commercial operation later…


U.S. Coal Plant Closures Continue, While China Rapidly Builds More

A wave of retirements for U.S. coal-fired power plants continues, with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting almost a quarter of the nation’s remaining facilities could be shuttered by the…


California Drought Could Severely Limit Hydropower This Summer

Drought in California could nearly halve the state’s hydroelectric generation this summer, pushing up wholesale power prices in the West, and forcing the state to rely on natural gas generation…


Market Transitions: The MOPR Merry-Go-Round

The PJM Interconnection’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) was introduced in 2006 as a floor to bar new generators from artificially depressing capacity auction clearing prices through below-cost bids. In…


Renewables' Share of U.S. Power Will Keep Upward Trajectory

Renewable energy's share of U.S. power generation continues to rise, and the percentage of electricity produced by burning natural gas and coal continues to fall, according to the latest "Short-Term…