Monday, December 19, 2016

Pacific Northwest Hydroelectric Generation Rises with Load

Hydroelectric power output in the northwest continues at elevated levels, which conveniently coincide with heavy power loads due to the cold snap.  Since December 1, hydro output has exceeded last year by an average of 1.3 GW (9.2 GW vs 7.9 GW).  

During that same period, Load has exceeded 2015 by 0.8 GW (7.7 GW vs 6.9 GW):