Prices prompting gas-to-coal switching Wind generation capacity up year over year Despite warmer temperatures and the absence of coronavirus-related demand destruction, Midwest gas-fired power generation is down 300 MMcf/d summer over summer likely due in part to substantially higher regional cash prices coupled with additional wind capacity. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now New wind capacity and higher gas prices appear to be slashing Midwest power burn summer over summer, with Illinois showing the largest drop in deliveries to power plants this year versus last, according to S&P Global Platts Analytics. Midwest power burn, on a per degree basis, is down year over year so far this summer on a per degree and has averaged 2.1 Bcfd/d since the start of the summer. This is down from 2.4 Bcf/d this time last summer despite temperatures 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer so far this […]