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Energy Market Specialist Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

Kent Knutson is a market specialist focusing on energy industry intelligence for Hitachi Energy.  He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing intelligence products for some...

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Natural gas and wind are on the move!

This is an illuminating illustration and story by Elesia Fasching, an economist at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), of how the dominant fuel resource driving power generation in each state has evolved over the past two decades.

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Matt Chester on Dec 8, 2022

The other most notable transition I see-- look at those three midwestern states with wind as #1! That's amazing to see, and is for sure just the beginning. 

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Kent Knutson on Dec 9, 2022

In 2021, in Oklahoma, wind production totaled 32.5 million MWh . . . just slightly less than power produced by natural gas which represented 33.9 million MWh.  The wind belt states are producing a lot of electricity from wind turbines.  I expect a few more will replace coal and gas as the primary energy resource with wind in the future.  Now if we could just affordably solve for the intermittency of variable energy resources -- that's a big task.   

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