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Developers are proposing about 7,950 megawatts (MW) of new generation in
About 90 percent of the new generation being developed that would utilize renewable energy could produce about 7,200 MW. Plans for new hydroelectric generation would come to about 4,000 MW with about 2,250 MW being conventional and about 1,750 MW being hydrokinetic. Hydrokinetic energy is the use of normal currents that requires no dam or other impoundment like conventional hydroelectric projects. New power generation that would use wind as a fuel source would provide about 2,900 MW. Geothermal comes in third with plans for 230 MW of new generation. Biomass generation is last with only about 50 MW.
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