Merchant plants should consider MAIN, other opening markets.
More than 47,000 megawatts of new capacity has been proposed in the United States within the next few years. A few thousand megawatts are proposed in Canada.
The totals are a fraction of the more than 180,000 MW of new capacity projected to be needed in the U.S. and Canada by 2010. Some 50,000 MW of new capacity is needed by 2002.
But the problem with the proposed capacity is that its geographic distribution doesn't match forecast need.