Coal plant capacity averaged 51.6% in Sep Coal took 23.9% share of Sep generation US coal-fired power generation totaled 85.9 TWh in September, down 8.8% from August, US Energy Information Administration data showed Tuesday. From the year-ago month coal generation was down 11.2%, the smallest drop year on year in seven weeks. From the five-year average of about 110 TWh produced in September, generation was at a 22.3% deficit this year, the lowest deficit in seven weeks, as well. Out of total power generation, coal took a 23.9% share, up 0.4 percentage points from August. Coal capacity averaged 51.6% in September, down from 54.6% the month before and down from 56% in the year-ago month. Natural gas contributed 150 TWh in September, down 14.6% the month before and up 5.6% from the year-ago month. Gas also took a 42% share of power generation, down two percentage points […]