Monday, November 28, 2016

MISO Fuel Mix: Solid Coal to Gas Shift, But Low Demand

With November nearly complete, the year-on-year comparison of fuel mix and generation output shows gas stealing significant share from coal.  The price environment for gas was similar in both years, and despite this gas took 4%+  market share from coal, as gas rose from 21% to 26%, and coal dropped from 49% to 45%.  

Unfortunately, total gas consumed did not increase proportionately, because aggregate MISO demand in November '16 is down about 4% from '15, from about 1,537 GWHD to 1,478: