In their most recent Short Term Energy Outlook (May ’19), the EIA projects US power plants to generate 1.168 million megawatts of electricity during the summer months this year (June – August). Natural gas will be the primary fuel source with EIA estimating a 40% market share, up from the 39% share last summer. The once dominate coal is projecting to drop from 28% last summer down to 25% market share this summer. In the Midwest, coal will still be a dominant force with EIA projecting it to provide 45% of electricity this summer. Still, this report highlights the gradual switch over to natural gas and renewables.
Read more at: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=39412