By Kathie Zipp In March, and again in April, U.S. monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation for the first time since July 1984. This outcome reflects both seasonal and trend growth in renewable generation, as well as maintenance and refueling schedules for nuclear plants, which tend to undergo maintenance during spring and fall months, when overall electricity demand is lower than in summer or winter.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review and Electric Power Monthly
Record generation from both wind and solar as well as recent increases in hydroelectric power as a result of high precipitation across much of
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