Nameplate capacity and capacity factors for different electrical generation technologies. The average power supplied over a year is the nameplate capacity times the capacity factor.
Data for fossil fuels comes from EIA
a tibble of values for generation sources
Energy source: Coal, Nuclear, Gas, Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaic, Onshore Wind, or Offshore Wind
Text description of the power source
Maximum sustained power output, in megawatts
Capacity factor: the fraction of the nameplate capacity that the plant can provide, averaged over a typical year
Environmental Protection Agency (2018) "Electric Power Monthly," (October, 2018) https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/archive/october2018.pdf, Table 6.7.A.
Pielke, Jr., Roger A., The Climate Fix (Basic Books, 2010).
gc <- generation_capacity() gc
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