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Central Division Leads the Fall in US Electricity Generation

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Electricity generation by region

As we saw in Part 4 of this series, electricity generation in the United States dropped 0.5% to 87.6 million megawatt hours during the week ended August 21. Electricity generation in five out of nine census regions fell during the week.

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Eastern US

The New England division saw an increase of 438,000 megawatt hours (or MWh) in electricity generation during the week ending August 21 to 2.6 million MWh.

Utilities (XLU) like Consolidated Edison (ED) and Public Service Enterprises Group (PEG) operate in the Mid-Atlantic division. Utilities saw an increase of 1.1 million MWh, or 11.9%, in electricity generation to 10.4 million megawatt hours.

The Southeast division, the largest in the United States by electricity production, saw a plunge of 139,000 megawatt hours, or 0.6%, in electricity generation to 21.3 million megawatt hours. Some of the largest utilities like NextEra Energy (NEE) and Southern Company (SO) operate there.

Central US

The Central division led the fall in overall electricity generation in the US during the week ending August 21.

The Central Industrial division saw an increase of 189,000 megawatt hours in electricity generation during the week of August 21. The division clocked electricity generation of 14.0 million megawatt hours during the week.

The West Central and South Central divisions saw a drop of 438,000 megawatt hours and 1.5 million MWh megawatt hours, respectively.

Western US

The Pacific Southwest division recorded a 2.4% increase in electricity production to 6.5 million MWh during the August 21 week. PG&E (PCG) and Southern California Edison (EIX) operate in the Pacific Southwest division.

The Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions clocked a drop in electricity generation of 32,000 megawatt hours and 187,000 megawatt hours during the week ending August 21, respectively.

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