U.S. capacity factors by select energy sources 2015

Capacity factors for selected energy sources in the U.S. in 2015

U.S. capacity factors by select energy sources 2015 The statistic shows the capacity factors for selected energy sources in the United States in 2015. The ratio of actual natural gas fired combined cycle power generation to maximum output stood at around 27 percent.
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Capacity factors for selected energy sources in the U.S. in 2015

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Capacity factor
Nuclear84.56%
Waste60.74%
Landfill gas56.52%
Wood waste liquids55.86%
Coal54.33%
Wood/wood waste solids50.41%
Geothermal48.03%
Petroleum coke43.55%
Hydro35.07%
Wind32.72%
Biomass gases32.65%
Agriculture byproducts31.18%
Natural gas27%
Solar23.5%
Capacity factor
Nuclear84.56%
Waste60.74%
Landfill gas56.52%
Wood waste liquids55.86%
Coal54.33%
Wood/wood waste solids50.41%
Geothermal48.03%
Petroleum coke43.55%
Hydro35.07%
Wind32.72%
Biomass gases32.65%
Agriculture byproducts31.18%
Natural gas27%
Solar23.5%
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The statistic shows the capacity factors for selected energy sources in the United States in 2015. The ratio of actual natural gas fired combined cycle power generation to maximum output stood at around 27 percent.
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