Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ERCOT Fuel Mix Favors Coal in December, Gas Loses Out

For the first time this year, coal generation outpaced gas in the ERCOT region in December.  Natural Gas lost significant market share as coal-fired output grew 34% while gas-fired power fell by 8.5%.

In terms of overall ERCOT market share, gas fell from 37% to 30% while coal gained 6% as it rose from 32.3% to 38.3%: