America’s top electricity-producing power plants
- Nov 11, 2021 7:56 am GMT
The key to a reliable power grid is the diversity of energy supply. The combination of all types including fossil, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, and other renewable resources like geothermal and biofuels all help to balance the grid and keep overall costs lower for customers. Today’s electricity industry is experiencing rapid change as the industry transitions to a lower-carbon future. Through the transition, it is important to recognize the energy contribution all resources in the fuel mix are making.
The most prolific power plants in the U.S. have a few things in common including high energy output, relatively high capacity factors, and, if the plants burn fossil fuel, low overall heat rates. Along with big contributing fossil and nuclear power plants, there are some outstanding performances by wind and solar farms in the mix.
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