May 8 (Renewables Now) - The US’ power generation capacity from large solar parks and wind farms grew by 2.17 GW in the first quarter of 2019 and exceeded 136 GW in total.
Capacity additions in the period also included 1.48 GW of natural gas-fired power. The following table contains more information about the current capacity of the main energy sources in the US and proposed additions and retirements by April 2022, as released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its latest monthly report.(
|(capacity in MW)||Q1 2019 additions||Q1 2018 additions||Total capacity||High probability additions by April 2022||Retirements by April 2022|
The full FERC report is available at https://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2019/mar-energy-infrastructure.pdf.