California natural gas generation rises in 2020 as power demand slumps

Published 22:52 on July 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:52 on July 22, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California electricity consumption declined to a near-term low in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but natural gas-fired generation still increased over the past year due to a drop in hydroelectric capacity, according to state figures. 

California electricity consumption declined to a near-term low in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but natural gas-fired generation still increased over the past year due to a drop in hydroelectric capacity, according to state figures.

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