Table 3.5.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Industrial Sector, 2004 - 2014
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Distributed Generation Net Generation From Utility Scale Facilities and Distributed Generation
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 Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Generation
Annual Totals
2004 0 0 0 28,367 120 30 647 0 3,248 32,413 N/A N/A N/A
2005 0 0 0 28,271 113 34 585 0 3,195 32,199 N/A N/A N/A
2006 0 0 0 28,400 29 35 509 0 2,899 31,872 N/A N/A N/A
2007 0 0 0 28,287 27 40 565 0 1,590 30,509 N/A N/A N/A
2008 0 0 0 26,641 21 0 800 0 1,676 29,138 N/A N/A N/A
2009 0 0 0 25,292 22 0 718 0 1,868 27,901 N/A N/A N/A
2010 0 2 0 25,706 15 0 853 0 1,668 28,244 N/A N/A N/A
2011 5 7 0 26,691 15 2 900 0 1,799 29,418 N/A N/A N/A
2012 19 14 0 26,725 81 10 857 0 2,353 30,060 N/A N/A N/A
2013 37 17 0 27,691 178 2 1,166 0 3,463 32,554 N/A N/A N/A
2014 53 16 0 27,239 185 -2 1,185 0 1,282 29,957 943 960 960
Year 2012
January 2 1 0 2,340 7 1 55 0 275 2,680 N/A N/A N/A
February 2 1 0 2,197 6 0.24 66 0 240 2,513 N/A N/A N/A
March 2 1 0 2,140 7 -0.09 76 0 234 2,459 N/A N/A N/A
April 2 1 0 1,986 7 1 71 0 178 2,247 N/A N/A N/A
May 1 1 0 2,122 7 1 67 0 212 2,412 N/A N/A N/A
June 1 1 0 2,144 7 1 55 0 175 2,384 N/A N/A N/A
July 1 2 0 2,303 7 1 72 0 137 2,522 N/A N/A N/A
August 1 2 0 2,308 7 1 77 0 152 2,548 N/A N/A N/A
September 1 2 0 2,277 6 1 61 0 159 2,506 N/A N/A N/A
October 2 1 0 2,235 7 1 86 0 192 2,525 N/A N/A N/A
November 1 1 0 2,277 7 1 88 0 213 2,588 N/A N/A N/A
December 2 NM 0 2,394 8 1 84 0 186 2,676 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2013
January 3 1 0 2,386 14 -0.29 91 0 324 2,818 N/A N/A N/A
February 2 1 0 2,190 13 -0.32 80 0 363 2,648 N/A N/A N/A
March 3 1 0 2,310 14 0.43 85 0 302 2,715 N/A N/A N/A
April 3 2 0 2,086 14 0.21 106 0 250 2,460 N/A N/A N/A
May 4 2 0 2,254 15 0.21 92 0 328 2,695 N/A N/A N/A
June 3 2 0 2,335 15 1 90 0 328 2,774 N/A N/A N/A
July 2 2 0 2,441 15 0.49 102 0 320 2,883 N/A N/A N/A
August 2 2 0 2,430 15 1 105 0 240 2,793 N/A N/A N/A
September 2 2 0 2,263 15 0.46 93 0 239 2,614 N/A N/A N/A
October 4 2 0 2,296 15 -0.15 106 0 239 2,661 N/A N/A N/A
November 5 1 0 2,294 16 -0.28 106 0 206 2,629 N/A N/A N/A
December 5 1 0 2,408 17 0.10 111 0 322 2,863 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2014
January 7 1 0 2,343 16 -0.40 101 0 120 2,586 51 52 52
February 4 1 0 2,105 14 -0.34 89 0 104 2,317 54 55 55
March 5 1 0 2,311 16 -0.38 106 0 114 2,555 77 78 78
April 6 2 0 2,188 17 -1 109 0 127 2,447 84 85 85
May 4 2 0 2,276 16 0.03 89 0 130 2,517 92 94 94
June 3 2 0 2,295 16 0.01 95 0 100 2,511 93 95 95
July 3 2 0 2,426 16 0.16 104 0 89 2,640 97 99 99
August 2 2 0 2,384 15 -0.07 95 0 96 2,594 96 98 98
September 2 2 0 2,171 14 -0.05 88 0 86 2,362 88 89 89
October 5 1 0 2,180 14 -0.33 105 0 93 2,397 83 84 84
November 6 1 0 2,175 15 -0.30 101 0 99 2,397 67 68 68
December 4 1 0 2,386 15 0.09 104 0 125 2,636 61 62 62

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.
Estimated distributed solar photovoltaic generation and distributed solar photovoltaic capacity are based on data from Form EIA-826, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.