Electricity winter capacity margin for the contiguous U.S.

This graph shows the winter capacity margin for the contiguous United States electricity maket in 2010, with projections through 2015. In 2012, the winter capacity margin is expected to be around 33.7 percent.

Electricity winter capacity margin for the contiguous U.S. in 2010 with projections through 2015

Winter electricity capacity margin
2010**33.7%
201133.1%
201233.7%
201333.5%
201433.6%
201532.7%
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Source

Release date

November 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

According to the source, capacity margin is the amount of unused available capability of an electric power system at peak load as a percentage of capacity resources.
** 2010 data are final, all other data are projections.
The abbreviation EIA stands for U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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