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Data for September 2011  |  Release Date: December 16, 2011  |  Next Release: January 2012  
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Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 1997 through November 2011
(Thousand Megawatthours)
Period Coal[1] Petroleum Liquids[2] Petroleum Coke Natural Gas Other Gases[3] Nuclear Hydroelectric Conventional Other Renewables[4] Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Other[5] Total
1997 1,845,016 82,773 9,782 479,399 13,351 628,644 356,453 77,183 -4,040 3,612 3,492,172
1998 1,873,516 116,859 11,941 531,257 13,492 673,702 323,336 77,088 -4,467 3,571 3,620,295
1999 1,881,087 107,276 10,785 556,396 14,126 728,254 319,536 79,423 -6,097 4,024 3,694,810
2000 1,966,265 102,160 9,061 601,038 13,955 753,893 275,573 80,906 -5,539 4,794 3,802,105
2001 1,903,956 114,647 10,233 639,129 9,039 768,826 216,961 70,769 -8,823 11,906 3,736,644
2002 1,933,130 78,701 15,867 691,006 11,463 780,064 264,329 79,109 -8,743 13,527 3,858,452
2003 1,973,737 102,734 16,672 649,908 15,600 763,733 275,806 79,487 -8,535 14,045 3,883,185
2004 1,978,301 100,391 20,754 710,100 15,252 788,528 268,417 83,067 -8,488 14,232 3,970,555
2005 2,012,873 99,840 22,385 760,960 13,464 781,986 270,321 87,329 -6,558 12,821 4,055,423
2006 1,990,511 44,460 19,706 816,441 14,177 787,219 289,246 96,525 -6,558 12,974 4,064,702
2007 2,016,456 49,505 16,234 896,590 13,453 806,425 247,510 105,238 -6,896 12,231 4,156,745
2008 1,985,801 31,917 14,325 882,981 11,707 806,208 254,831 126,101 -6,288 11,804 4,119,388
2009                      
January 171,925 4,968 1,136 66,390 807 74,102 23,490 11,739 -501 936 354,993
February 140,916 2,267 1,051 62,139 784 64,227 17,812 11,231 -413 875 300,887
March 135,530 2,089 1,260 68,203 834 67,241 21,827 12,950 -315 984 310,603
April 125,935 1,658 1,148 61,159 758 59,408 25,770 12,986 -272 987 289,537
May 131,673 2,053 1,156 68,146 773 65,395 29,560 11,864 -349 1,035 311,306
June 148,087 2,090 1,153 84,205 876 69,735 29,233 11,467 -226 1,038 347,658
July 158,234 2,124 1,234 101,894 966 72,949 23,385 11,187 -491 1,061 372,542
August 163,260 2,449 1,193 109,240 1,012 72,245 19,580 11,791 -613 1,064 381,221
September 137,145 1,677 1,176 92,127 1,022 65,752 17,359 10,524 -348 967 327,401
October 139,956 1,815 746 72,603 960 58,021 19,691 12,668 -385 967 307,040
November 136,810 1,315 757 63,285 910 59,069 21,008 12,810 -330 1,000 296,635
December 166,434 1,468 954 71,590 930 70,710 24,730 13,061 -383 1,014 350,507
Total 1,755,904 25,972 12,964 920,979 10,632 798,855 273,445 144,279 -4,627 11,928 3,950,331
2010                      
January 173,320 3,187 1,161 74,173 909 72,569 22,383 12,805 -565 1,014 360,957
February 153,044 1,251 1,122 66,198 825 65,245 20,590 10,901 -351 909 319,735
March 144,406 1,272 1,198 63,431 1,010 64,635 20,886 14,654 -325 1,002 312,168
April 126,952 1,220 1,067 64,644 943 57,611 19,097 15,607 -335 996 287,800
May 143,272 1,851 1,143 73,665 1,017 66,658 25,079 14,631 -441 1,060 327,936
June 165,491 2,656 1,333 92,268 964 68,301 29,854 14,209 -472 1,153 375,759
July 179,600 2,970 1,441 114,624 963 71,913 24,517 13,107 -557 1,146 409,725
August 177,745 2,419 1,157 121,151 1,061 71,574 20,119 13,100 -600 1,158 408,884
September 148,746 1,675 1,108 93,004 954 69,371 17,265 13,227 -421 1,116 346,045
October 132,270 1,221 1,007 77,738 808 62,751 17,683 13,791 -438 1,090 307,921
November 135,185 1,220 860 69,227 907 62,655 19,562 15,782 -467 1,079 306,010
December 167,258 2,395 1,128 77,573 952 73,683 23,169 15,359 -530 1,131 362,119
Total 1,847,290 23,337 13,724 987,697 11,313 806,968 260,203 167,173 -5,501 12,855 4,125,060
2011                      
January 170,983 1,821 1,447 74,458 910 72,743 26,148 14,930 -426 842 363,855
February 138,295 1,166 1,035 65,852 770 64,789 24,687 16,224 -247 781 313,351
March 134,717 1,245 1,208 66,169 955 65,662 31,737 16,811 -350 938 319,092
April 124,293 1,458 821 70,529 913 54,547 31,629 18,352 -467 918 302,994
May 137,493 1,338 860 75,769 848 57,017 33,105 17,777 -419 967 324,757
June 158,308 1,399 1,040 91,096 980 65,270 32,253 17,435 -568 971 368,184
July 176,709 1,699 1,312 120,377 1,059 72,345 31,570 14,094 -709 1,024 419,480
August 171,472 1,286 1,121 119,646 999 71,339 26,320 13,965 -663 965 406,450
September 141,220 1,175 1,073 91,377 958 66,849 21,500 13,135 -554 873 337,606
October 126,872 1,083 851 79,078 949 63,354 20,036 16,729 -572 898 309,279
November 121,197 1,044 679 75,637 923 64,474 21,374 18,478 -441 903 304,268
Total 1,601,559 14,715 11,447 929,988 10,264 718,388 300,359 177,930 -5,416 10,082 3,769,316
Year-to-Date                      
2009 1,589,470 24,504 12,010 849,389 9,702 728,144 248,715 131,218 -4,244 10,914 3,599,824
2010 1,680,032 20,941 12,596 910,124 10,361 733,285 237,034 151,814 -4,971 11,724 3,762,941
2011 1,601,559 14,715 11,447 929,988 10,264 718,388 300,359 177,930 -5,416 10,082 3,769,316
Rolling 12 Months Ending in November                      
2010 1,846,466 22,410 13,550 981,714 11,291 803,995 261,764 164,875 -5,355 12,738 4,113,448
2011 1,768,817 17,110 12,575 1,007,562 11,215 792,071 323,528 193,289 -5,946 11,213 4,131,435
[1] Anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel.                      
[2] Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, jet fuel, kerosene, and waste oil.                      
[3] Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.                      
[4] 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.                      
[5] Non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.                      
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 Renewables. Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology for separating the fuel used for electricity generation and useful thermal output from combined heat and power plants changed, and at plants that utilize multiple fuels, may have resulted in a reallocation of the total plant generation accross those fuels. The new methodology was retroacitvely applied to 2004-2007. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. • See Glossary for definitions. • Values for 2010 and prior years are final. Values for 2011 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.                      
Sources: 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.