Sunday, November 27, 2016

Western Hydro Generation in Last EIA Week

Hydro continued to run strong last week, but the excess generation in the Pacific Northwest moderated, when compared to last year.

In the BPA region, the Nov 19-25 average output was 8.8 GW, against last year's 7.5 GW.

In California, the output gap grew, averaging 2.26 GW vs 1.17 GW last year.

Between the two regions, electrical output was up 2.4 GW over last year, which represents a little over 4BCF (weekly total) in incremental natural gas replacement this year, if the increased hydro were strictly used to replace gas fired power.