Notes on a New Kind of IES Table
The All Products - Single Year tables for Electricity Generation and Capacity, and for Renewables Used for Electricity Generation, are in a new format, slightly different from the other IES tables. This gives the user new options in requesting data, and improved download files.
One difference for these tables is that Solar is now separated from Tide & Wave. Another difference is that the header for these tables now includes a line showing the sequence of user choices leading to the table. For example, the table for Renewables, Electricity Generation, All Products - Single Year, 2011 now includes the following header line:
Renewables > Generation > Year: 2011 > Selected Products (Billion Kilowatthours)
Other differences are in files downloaded to Excel. Older Excel downloads from IES begin with 3 header rows, then a blank row, then data. Excel files downloaded from tables in the new format have several more header rows, giving a better description of the data columns. The new Excel header rows have information similar to what you see on your screen when you generate the table in the IES interactive system.