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Data for April 2016  |  Release Date: June 24, 2016  |  Next Release: July 26, 2016 
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Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2006-April 2016
(Thousand Megawatthours)

Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Distributed Generation Net Generation From Utility Scale Facilities and Distributed Generation
Period Coal Petroleum
Liquids
Petroleum
Coke
Natural
Gas
Other
Gas
Nuclear Hydroelectric
Conventional
Solar Renewable
Sources
Excluding
Hydroelectric and Solar
Hydroelectric
Pumped
Storage
Other Total Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Generation
Annual Totals
2006 1,990,511 44,460 19,706 816,441 14,177 787,219 289,246 508 96,018 -6,558 12,974 4,064,702 N/A N/A N/A
2007 2,016,456 49,505 16,234 896,590 13,453 806,425 247,510 612 104,626 -6,896 12,231 4,156,745 N/A N/A N/A
2008 1,985,801 31,917 14,325 882,981 11,707 806,208 254,831 864 125,237 -6,288 11,804 4,119,388 N/A N/A N/A
2009 1,755,904 25,972 12,964 920,979 10,632 798,855 273,445 891 143,388 -4,627 11,928 3,950,331 N/A N/A N/A
2010 1,847,290 23,337 13,724 987,697 11,313 806,968 260,203 1,212 165,961 -5,501 12,855 4,125,060 N/A N/A N/A
2011 1,733,430 16,086 14,096 1,013,689 11,566 790,204 319,355 1,818 192,163 -6,421 14,154 4,100,141 N/A N/A N/A
2012 1,514,043 13,403 9,787 1,225,894 11,898 769,331 276,240 4,327 214,006 -4,950 13,787 4,047,765 N/A N/A N/A
2013 1,581,115 13,820 13,344 1,124,836 12,853 789,016 268,565 9,036 244,472 -4,681 13,588 4,065,964 N/A N/A N/A
2014 1,581,710 18,276 11,955 1,126,609 12,022 797,166 259,367 17,691 261,522 -6,174 13,461 4,093,606 9,536 24,785 27,227
2015 1,356,057 17,456 10,987 1,335,068 12,963 797,178 251,168 26,473 271,885 -5,094 13,239 4,087,381 12,141 35,373 38,614
Year 2014
January 157,097 5,913 1,158 91,061 933 73,163 21,634 751 24,742 -290 1,092 377,255 530 1,227 1,281
February 143,294 1,847 916 75,942 817 62,639 17,396 835 20,166 -445 941 324,348 564 1,316 1,398
March 136,443 2,002 1,186 78,151 866 62,397 24,257 1,317 24,534 -421 1,093 331,823 769 1,904 2,086
April 109,281 911 842 76,782 854 56,385 25,440 1,487 24,989 -378 1,039 297,631 839 2,100 2,326
May 118,786 960 1,084 89,120 944 62,947 26,544 1,750 22,073 -601 1,118 324,724 927 2,384 2,676
June 137,577 889 1,131 98,468 969 68,138 25,744 1,923 22,541 -653 1,117 357,844 934 2,512 2,858
July 149,627 992 1,050 115,081 1,069 71,940 24,357 1,788 19,256 -545 1,163 385,780 975 2,501 2,763
August 148,452 1,014 1,036 122,348 1,135 71,129 19,807 1,879 17,141 -840 1,239 384,341 967 2,585 2,846
Sept 126,110 929 1,019 106,582 1,126 67,535 16,074 1,832 18,061 -542 1,159 339,887 888 2,463 2,721
October 111,296 908 609 97,683 1,082 62,391 17,159 1,717 21,002 -448 1,122 314,522 819 2,303 2,536
November 119,127 963 775 84,354 1,073 65,140 18,625 1,380 25,428 -531 1,161 317,495 673 1,904 2,052
December 124,620 947 1,149 91,038 1,153 73,363 22,329 1,032 21,590 -480 1,218 337,957 651 1,587 1,682
Year 2015
January 132,498 1,929 1,041 101,811 1,293 74,270 24,631 1,218 22,431 -551 1,063 361,634 643 1,797 1,861
February 127,152 5,222 1,120 91,357 1,080 63,462 22,770 1,633 21,326 -456 910 335,576 704 2,175 2,337
March 108,537 1,079 728 99,130 1,058 64,547 24,884 2,240 21,966 -411 985 324,743 979 2,933 3,220
April 88,653 912 805 92,979 931 59,757 22,558 2,567 24,203 -214 1,067 294,218 1,094 3,287 3,661
May 104,795 1,019 922 101,919 1,016 65,833 20,210 2,602 23,868 -370 1,136 322,949 1,202 3,456 3,803
June 126,122 1,036 812 121,546 1,106 68,546 20,089 2,717 20,203 -398 1,137 362,917 1,218 3,552 3,935
July 139,598 1,205 1,142 141,365 1,274 71,412 21,114 2,754 20,967 -513 1,217 401,536 1,276 3,648 4,031
August 135,285 1,109 1,071 139,493 1,216 72,415 19,434 2,834 20,237 -626 1,234 393,704 1,260 3,699 4,094
Sept 118,485 1,023 1,037 123,230 1,212 66,466 16,242 2,358 20,412 -544 1,119 351,040 1,136 3,185 3,494
October 97,431 935 857 110,025 847 60,571 16,702 2,030 22,889 -443 1,128 312,972 1,018 2,839 3,048
November 87,852 1,015 697 102,566 848 60,264 19,381 1,896 26,312 -285 1,102 301,647 836 2,528 2,732
December 89,649 972 754 109,646 1,081 69,634 23,154 1,623 27,071 -281 1,140 324,445 774 2,274 2,398
Year 2016
January 113,751 1,359 980 109,980 1,254 72,536 25,535 1,546 25,404 -312 1,120 353,153 845 2,306 2,392
February 92,900 1,235 911 98,368 1,139 65,638 24,257 2,423 26,624 -399 982 314,079 986 3,168 3,409
March 72,313 822 951 103,477 1,238 66,149 27,158 2,721 28,325 -379 1,062 303,837 1,315 3,779 4,036
April 72,224 798 1,049 100,032 1,146 62,365 25,567 2,981 26,527 -452 1,081 293,317 1,447 4,155 4,428
Year to Date
2014 546,115 10,673 4,102 321,936 3,470 254,583 88,727 4,390 94,430 -1,534 4,164 1,331,057 2,702 6,546 7,092
2015 456,841 9,141 3,694 385,277 4,362 262,036 94,843 7,659 89,926 -1,633 4,025 1,316,171 3,420 10,192 11,079
2016 351,187 4,215 3,891 411,857 4,777 266,688 102,517 9,672 106,880 -1,541 4,244 1,264,386 4,593 13,407 14,265
Rolling 12 Months Ending in April
2015 1,492,436 16,744 11,548 1,189,950 12,914 804,619 265,483 20,959 257,018 -6,272 13,322 4,078,721 10,254 28,431 31,214
2016 1,250,404 12,529 11,184 1,361,648 13,378 801,829 258,842 28,486 288,840 -5,002 13,458 4,035,596 13,314 38,587 41,800

Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene, waste oil, and beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011 propane was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Other Gas includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Prior to 2011, Other Gas included propane and synthesis gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Other Renewable Sources include wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Other includes non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, hydrogen, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and other miscellaneous energy sources.
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 for 2014 and prior years are final. Values for 2015 and 2016 are preliminary. 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.