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Daily Thermal Switching In The U.S.

Gas Power Generation Continues to Rip

Highlights:

  • Through early July natural gas power generation in the U.S. is up 6.4% versus coal up 1.4%

  • Despite the push toward renewable energy sources, natural gas remains the dominant form of power generation

  • Mid-to-late June saw daily gas burn for power generation outpacing the same days 2023 by 10-20% due to the early heat wave

  • Trailing 12M coal generation is down 6.5% versus natural gas up 5.7%

  • Coal has averaged 28% of the thermal stack in 2024, down from 44% in 2018

  • Coal-gas switching continues to show high correlation to natural gas pricing

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