Table 3.5.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Industrial 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 29,643 N/A N/A N/A 0 3,825 N/A
2003 0 0 0 27,988 96 36 583 0 4,222 32,926
2004 0 0 0 28,367 120 30 647 0 3,248 32,413
2005 0 0 0 28,271 113 34 585 0 3,195 32,199
2006 0 0 0 28,400 29 35 509 0 2,899 31,872
2007 0 0 0 28,287 27 40 565 0 1,590 30,509
2008 0 0 0 26,641 21 0 800 0 1,676 29,138
2009 0 0 0 25,292 22 0 718 0 1,868 27,901
2010 0 2 0 25,706 15 0 853 0 1,668 28,244
2011 5 7 0 26,691 15 2 900 0 1,799 29,418
2012 19 14 0 26,725 81 10 857 0 2,353 30,060
2010
January 0 0.02 0 2,114 1 0 71 0 169 2,355
February 0 0.04 0 1,967 1 0 63 0 162 2,193
March 0 0.11 0 2,149 2 0 66 0 188 2,404
April 0 0.14 0 2,094 2 0 79 0 187 2,362
May 0 0.20 0 2,061 2 0 67 0 164 2,294
June 0 0.23 0 2,137 1 0 66 0 132 2,337
July 0 0.18 0 2,246 1 0 74 0 107 2,429
August 0 0.23 0 2,243 1 0 77 0 99 2,420
September 0 0.21 0 2,182 1 0 60 0 76 2,320
October 0 0.13 0 2,114 1 0 83 0 117 2,316
November 0 0.12 0 2,145 1 0 78 0 130 2,353
December 0 0.18 0 2,255 1 0 70 0 134 2,460
2011
January 0.24 0.15 0 2,307 1 0 81 0 143 2,532
February 0.22 0.30 0 2,048 1 0 76 0 160 2,286
March 0.22 0.41 0 2,181 1 0 77 0 187 2,447
April 0.26 1 0 2,090 1 0 71 0 184 2,348
May 0.29 1 0 2,033 1 0 64 0 198 2,297
June 0.23 1 0 2,292 1 0 65 0 150 2,510
July 0.32 1 0 2,312 1 0.12 70 0 109 2,493
August 0.34 1 0 2,343 1 1 74 0 96 2,516
September 0.45 1 0 2,260 1 0.16 73 0 122 2,458
October 1 1 0 2,146 1 0.11 85 0 126 2,359
November 1 0.32 0 2,286 1 0.31 84 0 146 2,520
December 1 0.27 0 2,392 1 0.24 79 0 178 2,651
2012
January 2 1 0 2,340 7 1 55 0 275 2,680
February 2 1 0 2,197 6 0.24 66 0 240 2,513
March 2 1 0 2,140 7 -0.09 76 0 234 2,459
April 2 1 0 1,986 7 1 71 0 178 2,247
May 1 1 0 2,122 7 1 67 0 212 2,412
June 1 1 0 2,144 7 1 55 0 175 2,384
July 1 2 0 2,303 7 1 72 0 137 2,522
August 1 2 0 2,308 7 1 77 0 152 2,548
September 1 2 0 2,277 6 1 61 0 159 2,506
October 2 1 0 2,235 7 1 86 0 192 2,525
November 1 1 0 2,277 7 1 88 0 213 2,588
December 2 NM 0 2,394 8 1 84 0 186 2,676

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.