US utility output falls 8.9% year on year in week ended Saturday: EEI
Washington (Platts)--12Dec2012/403 pm EST/2103 GMT
US utilities generated 71,513 GWh in the week that ended Saturday, down
8.9% from 78,513 GWh generated in the corresponding week of 2011, the Edison
Electric Institute said Wednesday.
The weekly total was 2,046 GWh below the 73,559 GWh total posted the
week that ended December 1, EEI said.
Output fell in all but one of the nine regions EEI assesses, with the
largest percentage decrease in the South Central region, where output slid
14.3% to 10,990 GWh.
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The Pacific Northwest, where output fell 12.3% to 3,338 GWh, had the
second-largest percentage decrease. Power output also fell by double digits
in the Rocky Mountain region to 4,954 GWh, for a decline of 11.7%.
New England, where output rose 1.9% to 2,461 GWh, was the sole region to
post an increase, according to the EEI data.
Utility generation year-to-date was just over 3.763 million GWh, down 2%
from about 3.838 million GWh in the same period of 2011, EEI said.
The numbers are based on generation from investor-owned utilities,
cooperatives and government-owned utilities.
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