Charts below are based on the Council’s generating resources project database (Excel file, updated May 2018) of projects under construction, permitted sites, proposals, recently-completed projects and recent retirements. Email corrections/updates to Gillian Charles.
Capacity is essentially the 'horsepower' rating of power plants, or how much they are designed to produce at full load operation. Download chart as PNG
* Other includes geothermal, petroleum, and solar
Capability is the maximum amount of energy the plants are capable
of producing over the course of an average year. Download chart as PNG
* Other (yellow segment) includes geothermal, petroleum, and solar
California leads the nation in utilizing renewable energy resources. Its increasing reliance on solar energy is expected to affect Northwest energy markets. See their real-time charting of renewable electricity usage.