Electricity data points
Strong growth in natural gas production in the United States will keep downward pressure on natural prices in 2019 and 2020, according to the latest short-term energy outlook that the US Energy Information Administration released in early June. Spot prices at Henry Hub were $2.64 an mmBtu in May. Low gas prices will cause the share of US electricity generated from gas to increase from 35% in 2018 to 38% in 2020, the agency said . . . . Coal will drop from 27% in 2018 to 23% in 2020. Nuclear will also fall to 19% . . . . Wind, solar and other non-hydroelectric renewables will move from 10% of US electricity generation in 2018 to 13% in 2020 . . . . Seventeen community choice aggregators in California — county-level organizations that buy electricity to supply to local residents — bought electricity in Q1 2019 from 28 suppliers. The largest single supplier, accounting for 20.6% of Q1 2019 sales, was Exelon Generation, the unregulated arm of a utility holding company based in Chicago.