Monday, December 26, 2016

Hydropower Generation in Western US Strong and Getting Stronger

Heavy precipitation in the Pacific Northwest, and high river and reservoir levels in California, are driving hydroelectric generation at >3.5 GW above last year.  

In the Northwest, the Bonneville Power Admin reports daily averages of as much as 10.4 GW:

And in California, CAISO shows a week of increasing output, with the last two days averaging 2.73 GW, while last year same days were 1.43 GW: