trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/nxj9a6_fuwejqjapybmocg2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

US gas-fired power generation sees 20% YOY jump in January at coal's expense

Q2: U.S. Solar and Wind Power by the Numbers

Essential Energy Insights - September 17, 2020

Essential Energy Insights September 2020

Rate case activity slips, COVID-19 proceedings remain at the forefront in August

US gas-fired power generation sees 20% YOY jump in January at coal's expense

Coal provided the lion's share of U.S. electricity during a frigid January even as electricity generated from natural gas jumped nearly 20% year over year to narrow the gap in market share between the two fuels.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest "Electric Power Monthly" released March 23, utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage increased 9.3% year over year in January to 373.8 million MWh.

Over the same period, gas-fired generation climbed 19.9% to 109.6 million MWh, accounting for 29.3% of the net total. Meanwhile, coal-fired generation increased 2.8% versus the prior-year period to 118.7 million MWh, to account for 31.8% of the nation's electricity.

Renewable output climbed 8.5% year over year to 62.5 million MWh as growth among renewable resources was mixed.

In January 2017, coal had a 7.1% advantage over natural gas in generation market share.

SNL Image

Power-sector coal stockpiles fell by 13.7 million tons during the month, above the 10-year average draw of 5.7 million tons. During the prior 10 years, January stockpile fluctuations versus the prior month have ranged from a draw of 14.2 million tons to a build of 7.7 million tons.

The EIA estimates that the January stockpile level of 123.5 million tons translates to 90 days of burn and 108 days of burn, respectively, for bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, 3.7% and 33.3% above the five-year averages for the month.

SNL Image