U.S. renewable energy electric power capacity and generation forecast 2019-2050

This statistic gives outlook figures on the renewable energy net summer capacity and generation in the United States between 2019 and 2050. In 2020, a capacity of some 259 gigawatts is expected available in the electric power sector through renewable sources.

Projected U.S. renewable energy electric power sector capacity and generation from 2019 to 2050

Capacity in gigawatts*Generation in billion kilowatthours
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Net summer capacity.
Figures are projections based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

Includes grid-connected electricity from conventional hydroelectric, wood and wood waste, landfill gas, biogenic municipal solid waste, other biomass, wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal sources, and non-electric energy from renewable sources, such as active and passive solar systems, and wood; and both the ethanol and gasoline components of E85, but not the ethanol component of blends less than 85 percent. Excludes electricity imports using rnewable sources and nonmarketed renewable energy.
** Projections in the EIA reference case projection, a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

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