Charts below are based on the Council’s generating resources project database ( Excel file) of projects under construction, permitted sites, proposals, recently-completed projects and recent retirements. Email corrections/updates to Annika Roberts.
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 ISO outlook: 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.