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Data for April 2017  |  Release Date: June 23, 2017  |  Next Release: July 25, 2017 
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Table 1.2.A. Net Generation by Energy Source: Electric Utilities, 2007-April 2017
(Thousand Megawatthours)


Generation at Utility Scale Facilities
Period Coal Petroleum
Liquids
Petroleum
Coke
Natural
Gas
Other
Gas
Nuclear Hydroelectric
Conventional
Solar Renewable
Sources
Excluding
Hydroelectric
and Solar
Hydroelectric
Pumped
Storage
Other Total
Annual Totals
2007 1,490,985 33,325 7,395 313,785 141 427,555 226,734 11 8,943 -5,328 586 2,504,131
2008 1,466,395 22,206 5,918 320,190 46 424,256 229,645 17 11,291 -5,143 545 2,475,367
2009 1,322,092 18,035 7,182 349,166 96 417,275 247,198 28 14,589 -3,369 483 2,372,776
2010 1,378,028 17,258 8,807 392,616 52 424,843 236,104 101 17,826 -4,466 462 2,471,632
2011 1,301,107 11,688 9,428 414,843 29 415,298 291,413 216 21,717 -5,492 604 2,460,851
2012 1,146,480 9,892 5,664 504,958 0.28 394,823 252,936 639 27,378 -4,202 603 2,339,172
2013 1,188,452 9,446 9,522 501,427 798 406,114 243,040 943 31,474 -3,773 615 2,388,058
2014 1,173,073 10,696 9,147 501,414 112 419,871 238,185 1,218 33,278 -5,144 622 2,382,473
2015 998,385 10,386 8,278 617,817 199 416,680 229,640 1,494 35,992 -4,105 558 2,315,323
2016 923,299 8,671 8,881 654,476 164 424,400 246,649 2,271 40,588 -5,629 312 2,304,081
Year 2015
January 94,835 1,147 813 46,573 26 39,377 22,523 68 3,130 -460 41 208,073
February 90,828 2,014 879 43,951 24 33,478 21,075 87 2,877 -387 45 194,871
March 78,606 696 502 45,972 21 33,328 22,523 126 3,123 -319 31 184,609
April 66,628 695 565 43,065 20 31,053 20,156 145 3,157 -153 47 165,379
May 79,341 701 691 46,882 20 35,089 18,481 156 3,043 -292 54 184,165
June 93,799 765 604 57,292 17 35,150 18,429 153 2,311 -300 50 208,270
July 104,128 834 898 64,971 15 37,055 19,004 155 2,514 -413 49 229,212
August 100,129 794 827 63,376 21 38,482 17,813 159 2,554 -513 53 223,696
Sept 85,932 690 797 56,266 20 35,034 15,062 130 2,771 -477 49 196,273
October 71,408 682 610 49,533 12 31,886 15,378 114 3,261 -364 42 172,561
November 64,191 718 490 47,590 1 30,751 17,901 103 3,673 -218 48 165,247
December 68,558 650 604 52,345 1 35,997 21,296 98 3,577 -210 49 182,965
Year 2016
January 84,064 926 832 52,497 NM 37,974 23,185 101 3,317 -230 27 202,696
February 69,803 779 734 47,642 4 34,281 21,931 158 3,625 -332 26 178,652
March 56,901 584 724 49,809 6 34,445 24,916 173 3,693 -291 34 170,993
April 53,477 568 858 46,627 8 34,036 23,633 186 3,891 -367 28 162,944
May 62,122 654 763 52,960 NM 36,531 23,512 214 3,104 -257 27 179,641
June 86,713 687 793 64,043 17 37,000 21,477 223 3,034 -409 28 213,606
July 101,023 903 833 72,500 23 37,919 19,901 235 2,836 -678 23 235,520
August 100,319 888 856 72,932 15 37,927 18,054 227 2,429 -787 22 232,883
Sept 83,380 620 807 58,470 24 33,919 15,222 207 3,212 -626 22 195,258
October 73,089 633 418 47,523 6 30,016 16,101 179 3,472 -471 25 170,992
November 64,946 673 596 43,678 22 33,082 17,741 147 3,631 -522 24 164,018
December 87,463 755 667 45,796 23 37,268 20,976 221 4,343 -657 24 196,879
Year 2017
January 86,163 839 743 44,026 16 38,425 25,618 158 3,039 -328 49 198,748
February 65,271 660 540 37,367 22 34,403 22,749 184 3,437 -414 46 164,264
March 66,356 761 535 45,000 20 34,693 27,998 292 4,098 -450 51 179,355
April 59,423 670 260 42,419 18 30,217 26,998 315 3,999 -366 54 164,005
Year to Date
2015 330,897 4,552 2,759 179,561 91 137,235 86,276 427 12,287 -1,318 165 752,933
2016 264,244 2,857 3,148 196,574 22 140,737 93,665 618 14,526 -1,221 115 715,285
2017 277,212 2,930 2,078 168,812 75 137,739 103,363 949 14,573 -1,559 200 706,372
Rolling 12 Months Ending in April
2016 931,732 8,691 8,667 634,830 NM 420,181 237,029 1,685 38,231 -4,008 508 2,277,675
2017 936,267 8,744 7,811 626,713 NM 421,402 256,347 2,602 40,635 -5,967 397 2,295,168

Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene, waste oil, and beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011 propane was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Other Gas includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Prior to 2011, Other Gas included propane and synthesis gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Renewable Sources include wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Other includes non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, hydrogen, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and other miscellaneous energy sources.
Notes: Beginning with 2001 data, non-biogenic municipal solid waste and tire-derived fuels are reclassified as non-renewable energy sources and included in Other. Biogenic municipal solid waste is included in Other Renewable Sources.
See Glossary for definitions. Values for 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 2016 and 2017 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. NM=Not meaningful due to large standard error. W=Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report;
Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.