Coal-fired power burn in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ generation mix jumped to 32.8% in June, the highest level this year, according to ERCOT monthly data Friday.
June was the third consecutive month of an incremental increase in coal burn, rebounding from a 2016 low of 12.9% in March. Coal burn rebounded to 19% of total generation in April, and 25.6% in May.
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