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Volume of renewable capacity in major electricity utilities globally 2018

Leading global utilities based on renewable capacity in 2018 (in gigawatts)

by T. Wang, last edited Nov 28, 2018
Volume of renewable capacity in major electricity utilities globally 2018 This statistic provides a ranking of leading electric utilities around the world based on their volume of renewable capacity as of 2018. During this time, Energias de Portugal (EDP) had 10.7 gigawatts of renewable capacity.
Global utilities in the renewable energy industry – additional information

Based on installed renewable energy capacity (which did not include hydropower), two of the top ten electricity utilities worldwide are located in China. The China General Nuclear utility has accumulated some 13.8 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity as of 2018. About 90 percent of Spain’s Acciona’s total electricity capacity was generated from renewable sources, making it one of the leaders among global electricity utilities. Comparatively, following Acciona, China General Nuclear generated about 31 percent of its total electricity capacity from renewables. China General Nuclear operates nuclear plants in several locations across the country, with more facilities planned for the near future. Despite its name, the utility is also increasing its operations in renewable energy industries, including wind, solar, and hydroelectricity. In 2014, almost 80 percent of new capacities added by electricity utilities around the world were considered renewable energy technologies. One of the world’s largest diversified utilities as of May 2018 was China Longyuan Power, located in China, which had a market value of 7.1 billion U.S. dollars.

In the United States, the San Diego Gas & Electric Company in California held an annual capacity of 430 megawatts as of 2014. One of the largest electric utilities in the United States is NextEra Energy with a market value of 46.9 billion U.S. dollars as of April 2015. NextEra is one of the largest wind owners in the United States. In the U.S., many Midwest utilities are beginning to use power purchase agreements to increase their hold in the wind industry, however, these utilities still tend to rely heavily on local coal resources.
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Leading global utilities based on renewable capacity in 2018 (in gigawatts)

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