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Data for May 2016  |  Release Date: July 26, 2016  |  Next Release: August 24, 2016 
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Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2006-May 2016
(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
2006 26,589 15 493 38,762 5,677 8,478 1,944 14,568 289,246 385,772 N/A N/A N/A
2007 34,450 16 596 39,014 6,158 8,304 2,063 14,637 247,510 352,747 N/A N/A N/A
2008 55,363 76 788 37,300 7,156 8,097 2,481 14,840 254,831 380,932 N/A N/A N/A
2009 73,886 157 735 36,050 7,924 8,058 2,461 15,009 273,445 417,724 N/A N/A N/A
2010 94,652 423 789 37,172 8,377 7,927 2,613 15,219 260,203 427,376 N/A N/A N/A
2011 120,177 1,012 806 37,449 9,044 7,354 2,824 15,316 319,355 513,336 N/A N/A N/A
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 167,840 8,121 915 40,028 10,658 7,186 2,986 15,775 268,565 522,073 N/A N/A N/A
2014 181,655 15,250 2,441 42,340 11,220 7,228 3,202 15,877 259,367 538,579 9,536 24,785 27,227
2015 190,927 23,232 3,241 42,358 11,233 7,415 3,184 16,767 251,168 549,527 12,141 35,373 38,614
Year 2014
January 17,911 697 54 3,626 967 584 299 1,355 21,634 47,127 530 1,227 1,281
February 14,009 752 83 3,265 930 490 267 1,206 17,396 38,397 564 1,316 1,398
March 17,736 1,135 182 3,609 961 599 291 1,338 24,257 50,108 769 1,904 2,086
April 18,636 1,261 226 3,230 957 586 267 1,314 25,440 51,916 839 2,100 2,326
May 15,601 1,457 292 3,290 944 635 270 1,332 26,544 50,366 927 2,384 2,676
June 15,799 1,578 345 3,622 943 613 271 1,293 25,744 50,208 934 2,512 2,858
July 12,187 1,525 262 3,807 1,035 646 261 1,320 24,357 45,402 975 2,501 2,763
August 10,171 1,618 261 3,761 988 647 245 1,329 19,807 38,828 967 2,585 2,846
Sept 11,520 1,574 258 3,462 932 606 234 1,308 16,074 35,968 888 2,463 2,721
October 14,508 1,484 233 3,422 854 603 269 1,345 17,159 39,878 819 2,303 2,536
November 18,867 1,232 148 3,508 820 612 258 1,362 18,625 45,432 673 1,904 2,052
December 14,711 936 95 3,737 890 609 268 1,375 22,329 44,950 651 1,587 1,682
Year 2015
January 15,262 1,154 64 3,794 983 617 299 1,475 24,631 48,280 643 1,797 1,861
February 14,959 1,471 162 3,418 822 519 261 1,346 22,770 45,729 704 2,175 2,337
March 15,331 1,954 287 3,447 895 558 278 1,456 24,884 49,090 979 2,933 3,220
April 17,881 2,194 374 3,244 913 593 233 1,338 22,558 49,328 1,094 3,287 3,661
May 17,221 2,255 347 3,366 940 626 249 1,466 20,210 46,680 1,202 3,456 3,803
June 13,477 2,334 383 3,539 940 625 240 1,381 20,089 43,009 1,218 3,552 3,935
July 13,686 2,371 383 3,913 987 679 266 1,436 21,114 44,835 1,276 3,648 4,031
August 13,073 2,439 395 3,834 976 667 260 1,427 19,434 42,505 1,260 3,699 4,094
Sept 13,916 2,049 309 3,469 891 615 240 1,281 16,242 39,012 1,136 3,185 3,494
October 16,390 1,822 208 3,300 933 624 279 1,363 16,702 41,620 1,018 2,839 3,048
November 19,663 1,691 204 3,404 947 631 288 1,380 19,381 47,589 836 2,528 2,732
December 20,067 1,499 124 3,629 1,006 660 290 1,418 23,154 51,849 774 2,274 2,398
Year 2016
January 18,511 1,460 86 3,573 964 627 293 1,436 25,535 52,485 845 2,306 2,392
February 20,214 2,182 241 3,392 858 547 272 1,342 24,257 53,304 986 3,168 3,409
March 21,752 2,464 257 3,377 893 587 286 1,429 27,158 58,204 1,315 3,779 4,036
April 20,555 2,708 273 2,898 891 601 277 1,305 25,567 55,075 1,447 4,155 4,428
May 18,824 3,255 389 3,115 953 659 265 1,458 25,396 54,314 1,596 4,851 5,240
Year to Date
2014 83,893 5,302 838 17,020 4,758 2,893 1,394 6,545 115,271 237,914 3,628 8,930 9,768
2015 80,655 9,027 1,234 17,270 4,553 2,914 1,321 7,081 115,053 239,108 4,622 13,648 14,882
2016 99,856 12,069 1,247 16,354 4,559 3,021 1,394 6,970 127,912 273,382 6,189 18,258 19,505
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2015 178,417 18,974 2,838 42,590 11,015 7,249 3,128 16,413 259,149 539,773 10,529 29,503 32,341
2016 210,128 26,274 3,254 41,442 11,239 7,523 3,256 16,656 264,028 583,801 13,708 39,982 43,236

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 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.