Table 3.4.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Commerical Sector, 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 0 N/A N/A 13 N/A N/A N/A 0 13 N/A
2003 0 0 0 13 152 717 420 0 72 1,374
2004 0 0 0 13 172 945 444 0 105 1,680
2005 0 0 0 16 218 953 486 0 86 1,759
2006 0 0 0 21 173 956 470 0 93 1,713
2007 0 0 0 15 203 962 434 0 77 1,691
2008 0 0.08 0 21 234 911 389 0 60 1,615
2009 0.21 0.04 0 20 318 1,045 386 0 71 1,839
2010 16 5 0 21 256 1,031 386 0 80 1,794
2011 51 84 0 26 952 971 393 0 26 2,502
2012 54 148 0 24 848 1,070 402 0 28 2,573
2010
January 1 0.00 0 2 21 83 33 0 6 146
February 1 0.01 0 2 18 63 30 0 6 120
March 2 0.03 0 2 20 83 31 0 7 144
April 2 0.05 0 2 22 91 31 0 11 158
May 2 0.06 0 2 20 99 30 0 12 164
June 1 1 0 2 22 95 33 0 11 164
July 1 1 0 2 23 88 35 0 4 153
August   1 0 2 23 94 35 0 1 156
September 1 1 0 2 21 96 32 0 2 153
October 2 0.37 0 2 22 80 31 0 4 141
November 2 0.33 0 2 23 78 33 0 6 144
December   1 0 2 22 81 33 0 11 151
2011
January 3 2 0 2 80 73 33 0 2 196
February 4 4 0 3 75 62 32 0 2 182
March 4 6 0 2 83 72 34 0 3 202
April 5 8 0 2 75 73 31 0 3 197
May 5 9 0 2 79 90 33 0 3 220
June 4 11 0 2 81 85 34 0 2 220
July 3 10 0 3 85 87 33 0 2 222
August 3 11 0 2 85 89 36 0 2 227
September 3 8 0 2 80 84 31 0 2 210
October 6 7 0 1 73 86 31 0 2 206
November 6 4 0 2 77 87 32 0 2 209
December 6 4 0 3 79 83 33 0 2 209
2012
January 6 4 0 2 73 77 35 0 3 200
February 5 5 0 2 70 78 34 0 2 196
March 5 9 0 2 70 85 33 0 2 206
April 5 13 0 2 69 88 31 0 2 210
May 4 16 0 2 68 92 33 0 3 218
June 4 18 0 2 66 85 29 0 2 206
July 3 16 0 2 68 98 31 0 2 221
August 3 15 0 2 74 98 36 0 2 230
September 3 18 0 2 70 93 33 0 2 221
October 5 15 0 2 73 93 34 0 2 225
November 5 11 0 2 75 88 37 0 2 219
December 5 9 0 2 72 93 37 0 2 222

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.