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Friday, September 27, 2013

US July 2013 net power generation drops 5.5% from 2012 due to cooler weather per EIA

9/23/13, "EIA: July net power generation drops 5.5% from 2012,"

"Net power generation in the U.S. decreased 5.5 percent in July 2013 compared to July 2012 because of lower temperatures in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Electricity Monthly Update.

"This decrease in electricity generation occurred because July 2012 was the hottest July on record,” the EIA stated in the report. “This caused a significant increase in electricity generation last July, leading to a year-over-year decrease in generation when July 2013 is compared to July 2012.”

The report notes that the Southeast saw the largest percentage drop in generation compared to 2012, with the West being the only region of the country with an increase in electricity generation compared year-to-year.

The report also stated wind generation increased in all regions from July 2012 to July 2013 because of increased wind capacity, with Texas, the West and the Central U.S. seeing the largest absolute increases in wind generation."


Ed. note: The article doesn't says how many years are involved if a temperature is the hottest "on record" nor who collected and maintained the temperature data. Climate "records" can be any number you can imagine.  


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