Table 3.2.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Electric Utilities, 2002 - 2012
(Thousand Megawatthours)

Period Wind Solar
Photovoltaic
Solar
Thermal
Wood and
Wood-Derived
Fuels
Landfill
Gas
Biogenic
Municipal
Solid Waste
Other Waste Biomass Geothermal Conventional
Hydroelectric
Total
Renewable Sources
Annual Totals
2002 213 N/A N/A 709 N/A N/A N/A 1,402 242,302 N/A
2003 354 2 0 882 394 326 214 1,249 249,622 253,043
2004 405 6 0 1,209 460 198 166 1,248 245,546 249,238
2005 1,046 16 0 1,829 503 250 175 1,126 245,553 250,499
2006 2,351 15 0.18 1,937 705 228 190 1,162 261,864 268,452
2007 4,361 10 1 2,226 751 240 226 1,139 226,734 235,687
2008 6,899 16 1 1,888 844 211 252 1,197 229,645 240,953
2009 10,348 28 1 1,748 866 184 261 1,182 247,198 261,815
2010 13,089 101 0.37 2,328 879 154 259 1,118 236,104 254,031
2011 17,140 187 29 2,023 957 165 295 1,137 291,413 313,346
2012 22,926 551 89 1,836 1,022 184 265 1,143 252,936 280,953
2010
January 918 4 0.00 216 74 11 14 101 20,298 21,636
February 706 5 0.01 185 73 9 19 90 18,752 19,839
March 1,145 7 0.02 167 96 13 22 90 18,546 20,086
April 1,406 10 0.05 166 75 14 20 85 16,812 18,589
May 1,229 11 0.10 168 74 13 20 88 22,803 24,405
June 1,043 11 0.06 191 74 14 22 93 27,661 29,110
July 910 10 0.03 206 71 14 25 96 22,611 23,943
August 1,002 10 0.01 214 70 14 27 94 18,465 19,896
September 1,036 10 0.04 198 70 11 22 94 15,854 17,295
October 1,146 9 0.03 181 69 15 24 98 15,718 17,260
November 1,354 8 0.01 218 67 13 24 93 17,612 19,391
December 1,194 7 0.00 217 65 12 18 96 20,970 22,580
2011
January 1,310 6 3 191 75 10 19 98 23,602 25,315
February 1,519 8 5 174 71 10 33 86 22,187 24,092
March 1,508 12 9 185 76 12 29 99 28,401 30,331
April 1,759 14 3 119 73 14 21 94 28,280 30,378
May 1,622 14 3 126 74 16 23 96 29,436 31,411
June 1,391 13 0.14 187 76 16 26 86 29,631 31,426
July 997 13 -0.12 203 82 15 24 95 29,180 30,608
August 959 19 -0.12 220 85 15 28 92 23,866 25,283
September 965 25 4 180 74 15 27 93 19,289 20,672
October 1,637 22 -0.12 154 91 16 23 99 17,509 19,550
November 1,813 23 3 108 90 13 20 98 18,732 20,900
December 1,659 19 0 176 88 14 23 100 21,300 23,379
2012
January 2,222 15 5 172 76 13 19 99 20,835 23,454
February 1,745 18 3 158 76 12 20 92 18,363 20,487
March 2,306 30 10 136 80 16 23 95 23,555 26,252
April 2,022 37 12 92 85 17 22 87 24,174 26,547
May 2,197 53 10 157 90 18 24 97 26,049 28,694
June 2,019 69 9 132 84 14 27 92 24,540 26,987
July 1,361 66 11 165 93 15 22 96 24,766 26,594
August 1,370 59 8 184 94 17 24 96 21,575 23,426
September 1,375 57 6 156 83 15 28 95 16,308 18,122
October 2,078 51 7 124 92 17 23 99 14,911 17,402
November 2,029 48 4 178 85 16 17 97 16,928 19,402
December 2,203 48 4 182 85 14 16 99 20,933 23,586

Wood and Wood-derived fuels include wood/wood waste solids (including paper pellets, railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, and wood waste solids), wood waste liquids (red liquor, sludge wood, spent sulfite liquor, and other wood-based liquids), and black liquor.
Other Waste Biomass includes sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases).
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 are final. 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.