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Electric Power Monthly & Electricity Monthly Update – October 2013

The Electricity Monthly Update, October 2013 edition presenting August 2013 data, has been released.  Highlights include:

•              Total net generation in the United States decreased 3.0 percent compared to the previous year because last August was warmer than August 2013.

•              Tucson Electric reached a 3-gigawatt daily peak demand level, just short of the all-time record set at the end of June 2013.

•              The prices for natural gas at both Henry Hub and New York City on a $/MWh basis were below the price of Central Appalachian coal in August 2013.

•              A feature article on how renewable generation is providing a growing share of California's electricity.

See the full Electricity Monthly Update report at:

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/update/

The Electric Power Monthly, October 2013 edition presenting August 2013 data, has been released.  Highlights include:

•              In August 2013, the 3.0 percent drop in net generation in the United States was driven primarily by the 9.0 percent drop in generation from natural gas-fired sources.

•              Consumption of coal for the generation of electric power was down 1.0 percent from August 2012.

•              The average U.S. retail price of electricity in August 2013 was up 2.3 percent compared to August 2012.

See the full Electric Power Monthly report at:

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/

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