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April 8, 2020, 7:14 PM

Virus May Nix 39% of Projects to Build New U.S. Power Plants (1)

Naureen S. Malik
Naureen S. Malik
Bloomberg News

More than a third of new U.S. electricity generation expected to come online over the next six months could hit roadblocks as the coronavirus pandemic curbs power consumption and disrupts supply chains.

About 4.9 gigawatts, or 39%, of new utility-scale capacity will be “either canceled or indefinitely postponed” from April through September, said Energy Information Administration economist Tyler Hodge. Wind, solar and natural gas projects will be affected relatively evenly. States with the largest slated additions during the period are Texas, California and Pennsylvania, he said.

“Supply chains, including both international and domestic, have been disrupted to some extent,” said ...

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