The latest EIA data confirms that Pennsylvania is getting a lot more electricity from gas plants than just a year ago. Gas generation plants increased production 68% from January 2011 to January 2012.
EIA reports that gas plants produced 4,252 thousand megawatt-hours in Pennsylvania in January 2012, compared to 2,520 thousand megwatt-hours. See the Monthly Energy Report at www.eia.gov. This rise in gas generation came at the expense of coal generation that declined by an amount similar to the increase in gas generation. As in the nation, gas is displacing coal generation in Pennsylvania.
Nationally gas generation rose 22.5% from January 2011 to January 2012.