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New renewable energy installed capacity in the United States in 2019 is 11.86GW

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The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its annual energy assessment report. In 2019, the new installed capacity of renewable energy in the United States is 11.86 GW, which exceeds the total installed capacity of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear power by 8.85 GW 33.97%.


According to the report data, as of the end of 2019, the cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy in the United States accounted for 22.06% of the total energy, exceeding the cumulative installed capacity of coal power to account for 20.89% of the total energy. Among them, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power is the first of all types of renewable energy, accounting for 8.51%; hydropower is closely behind, accounting for 8.41%; solar power, biomass and geothermal energy account for 3.49% and 1.33, respectively. % And 0.32%.


FERC predicts that in the near future, the new installed capacity of renewable energy in the United States will further increase, and the cumulative installed scale advantage of renewable energy over coal power will continue to stand out. The data shows that the total amount of new renewable energy project reserves in the United States is 48.25 GW, and wind power, solar power, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy are 26.4 GW, 19.97 GW, 1.46 GW, 240 MW and 178 MW. Currently, these projects are under construction or planned, and are expected to be connected to the grid by 2022.


In contrast, the decline in new installed capacity of traditional energy sources. FERC estimates that as of 2022, the reserves of natural gas, coal, nuclear power, and petroleum projects will be 21.09 GW, 18.86 GW, 3.39 GW, and 3.09 GW, respectively.


FERC states that by the end of 2022, the cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy in the United States is close to 50 GW, accounting for 25.16% of total energy. Among them, wind power and solar power will double. By then, the proportion of cumulative installed capacity of coal power, nuclear power, and petroleum will decline to 18.63%, 8.29%, and 2.95%, respectively. The cumulative installed capacity of natural gas power generation has increased slightly, from 44.67% to 44.78%.


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