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Resources for electric energy production Courtesy of ISO New England.

Resources for electric energy production in the region served by ISO New England. Natural gas has become the predominant fuel.

Natural Gas to the Rescue

As more wind and solar generation gets added to the grid, so, too, does natural gas, both as a complementary and back-stop power source.

There really is no way to talk about adding renewables to the grid without talking about natural gas generation. For starters, the numbers alone are staggering. While wind, solar, hydro and other renewable power sources could contribute up to 10% or 20% of grid power within the next 20 years, natural gas generation has already doubled in the past decade and is on a pace to become the nation’s dominant generation source for the grid for decades to come.

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