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Financial Arrangements Behind New Generating Capacity

An analysis of the types of financial arrangements behind new electric generation capacity that completed construction and came online in 2018 and 2019.

While there are extensive data available on the types of technologies being constructed each year, aggregating data on resource investment decisions can show how different market designs affect resource diversity, technology innovation, and emissions reductions.

This report presents data and analysis about the financial arrangements behind new generation, including resource type, ownership type, and by region. This report shows an increase in merchant development of new capacity, nearly all of which is natural gas-fired generation. Utility projects had a greater diversity of resources compared to merchant projects.

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