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Gas-fired turbines used to meet peak electricity load

By Bob Downing Published: October 1, 2013

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:

 

graph of average capacity factors of natural gas combustion turbine plants by NERC region, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Ventyx Energy Velocity
Note: NERC is the North American Electric Reliability Corporation

In 2012, there were 121 gigawatts of operating natural gas combustion turbines that contributed about 3% of overall electricity generation. The average capacity factors of these combustion turbines varied significantly by time of day and region, as shown in the graph above. Combustion turbines in this article do not include combined-cycle units that operate at higher efficiency than single-cycle combustion turbines.

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