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About 13% of U.S. electricity generating capacity can switch between natural gas and oil

In 2018, 138 gigawatts (GW), or 13%, of the total operating electric generating capacity within the United States is made up of generators capable of switching between natural gas and petroleum liquid fuels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) most recent annual survey of electric generators. Fuel switching refers to a generator's ability to completely but temporarily replace one generation fuel source with another.