generation_capacity: Get power output from generation sources

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Description

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.

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Details

Data for fossil fuels comes from EIA

Value

a tibble of values for generation sources

fuel

Energy source: Coal, Nuclear, Gas, Solar Thermal, or Wind

description

Text description of the power source

nameplate_capacity

Maximum sustained power output, in megawatts

capacity_factor

Capacity factor: the fraction of the nameplate capacity that the plant can provide, averaged over a typical year

References

Environmental Protection Agency (2018) "Electric Power Monthly," (October 2018) <https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/current_month/epm.pdf>, https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_6_07_a.

Pielke, Jr., Roger A., The Climate Fix (Basic Books, 2010).

Examples

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