Total U.S. natural gas-fired capacity additions are increasing again in 2023, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest Monthly Electric Generator Inventory.
New natural gas-fired capacity additions are expected to total 8.4 GW in 2023. EIA said ten gas-burning plants have come online in the U.S. so far in 2023, with another six plants expected to turn on before the end of the year.
The additions include both combined-cycle and simple-cycle plants largely concentrated near the Gulf Coast and Appalachia natural gas producing regions, and in Florida.
EIA said this is the second consecutive year natural gas-fired capacity additions are increasing after consecutive declines from 2019-2021. In 2022, 11 of these plants came online, adding 5.5 GW of capacity.
In 2024 and 2025, EIA said it anticipates 20 new gas-fired power plants to come online, with a total capacity of 7.7 GW.
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