Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MISO Natural Gas Power Burn Loses Ground to Coal

So far in May, gas is taking a 28-38% market share against coal's 62-72% of thermal generation.  Unfortunately the curve is steeper than last May also, so gas takes a lower share of lower load days, and load has been light.  To make matters a little worse, a temporary opportunity to increase thermal output due to nuclear outages will go away soon.