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Gas-Fired Share Of Generation Passes 50 Percent Of ERCOT Total

August 15, 2017

Natural gas-fired generation provided 50.6 percent of total output in the ERCOT market in July, reaching a near two-year high. It hit 51.2 percent in August 2015, and was above the 45.6 percent mark in July of last year. Natural gas has been the top fuel for five of the first seven months of 2017, second to coal in January and April. Wind generation produced only about 10.7 percent in July, its lowest level so far this year.