Renewable generation beats nuclear for two consecutive months

Construction costs are falling for renewable and natural gas plants

Construction costs are falling for renewable and natural gas plants

Renewable power overtook nuclear power largely because of spikes in hydropower, wind and solar, coupled with a dip in nuclear production, during those two months. EIA forecasts renewables to surpass nuclear again during the summer months, but overall in 2017, nuclear will generate more power.

Conventional hydroelectric generation is the largest source of renewable electricity in most months, and totaled 30 billion kWh in March-the highest level in almost six years, said EIA.

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"In contrast, the large target by the government for renewable capacity addition and the focus on renewable purchase obligation along with falling tariffs in competitive bidding regime have led to an increase in demand for renewable energy", the ratings agency said in a report today.

But the cost of building a new power plant - or utility-scale solar or wind farm - is one piece of the equation for power companies, which also consider the cost of fuel, financial incentives and state policies. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that "an average of 14 gigawatts and 21 gigawatts of nuclear capacity were offline during March and April, respectively, representing about 14 percent and 21 percent of total nuclear capacity in the United States", the EIA wrote. In April, solar generation continued to increase, while wind generation fell slightly.

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Nuclear plants, whose fluctuations are mainly due to maintenance schedules, have produced relatively flat net generation since the late 1990s, the EIA said.

EIA also expects total solar generation to increase by 40% in 2017.

Erdogan meets USA president at G20 summit in Germany
He also hailed the "very special relationship" he had forged with the British Prime Minister. He has confirmed he will visit London , without specifying when.

But nuclear production still remains the dominant energy force and experts predict production from nuclear plants will outpace renewables for the coming year.

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