U.S. Energy Information Administration

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96% of all new power capacity in the U.S. in 2024 will be carbon-free

In 2024, the U.S. power industry is choosing clean energy for almost all its new capacity additions. The latest federal forecast for power plant additions from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows solar sweeping with 58% of all new utility-scale generating capacity this year. In an upset, battery storage will provide the second-most new capacity, with 23%. Wind delivers a modest 13%, while the long-delayed final nuclear reactor at Vogtle in Georgia will add 2% of new capacity.

96% of all new power capacity in the U.S. in 2024 will be carbon-free More