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Weekly Observations (data for week of 6/25/2021)

  • U.S. electricity demand for the month of June was impressive due to well publicized heat waves across the country
  • Multiple states including NY and TX asked residents to curtail demand
  • The seasonal summer uptick has been stronger this year than in 2020
  • Our data shows US electricity demand up 6% in June y/y
  • Meanwhile, wind generation fell 10% y/y, weak at just the wrong time
  • Coal (+32% y/y) and solar (+23% y/y) have been gap fillers this month
  • June 2021 demand has been strongest y/y in NE/Atlantic, CAISO, and ERCOT, with Florida as the only regional market where consumers are buying less electricity than last June

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About Lium's Weekly Powershot

This exercise synthesizes data from a wide range of sources in the US power generation market to show how the electricity consumed this week was generated. The weekly snapshot also provides historical context for this week’s power consumption in the US relative to prior periods.

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