CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
Electricity
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Exhibit 27-11

Generation Capacity in the ERCOT Power Grid by Fuel Type, 1997-2007
(in megawatts)
Year Coal Nuclear Other Hydro Wind Natural Gas Mothballed Peak, MW
1995 15,133 4,737 218 552 45 36,514 0 46,668
1996 15,133 4,737 221 552 51 36,514 0 47,683
1997 15,133 4,737 221 552 51 36,834 0 50,150
1998 15,133 4,737 221 552 51 37,261 0 53,689
1999 15,133 4,737 221 552 166 38,132 0 54,849
2000 15,133 4,737 221 552 166 40,555 0 57,606
2001 15,133 4,737 221 552 569 48,222 0 54,846
2002 15,133 4,737 221 552 998 54,243 0 56,086
2003 15,133 4,737 249 552 1,194 58,514 2,413 60,037
2004 15,133 4,737 250 552 1,188 61,488 5,497 58,506
2005 15,398 4,737 246 555 1,424 57,688 7,624 60,214
2006 15,395 4,892 253 600 2,380 57,512 7,260 62,339
2007 15,462 4,892 258 545 4,714 54,849 4,963 62,174

Sources: Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

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