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Data for March 2015  |  Release Date: May 26, 2015  |  Next Release: June 26, 2015 
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Table 1.2. Net Generation by Energy Source: Electric Utilities, 2005-March 2015
(Thousand Megawatthours)

Period Coal Petroleum
Liquids
Petroleum
Coke
Natural
Gas
Other
Gas
Nuclear Hydroelectric
Conventional
Renewable
Sources
Excluding
Hydroelectric
Hydroelectric
Pumped
Storage
Other Total
Annual Totals
2005 1,484,855 58,572 11,150 238,204 10 436,296 245,553 4,945 -5,383 643 2,474,846
2006 1,471,421 31,269 9,634 282,088 30 425,341 261,864 6,588 -5,281 700 2,483,656
2007 1,490,985 33,325 7,395 313,785 141 427,555 226,734 8,953 -5,328 586 2,504,131
2008 1,466,395 22,206 5,918 320,190 46 424,256 229,645 11,308 -5,143 545 2,475,367
2009 1,322,092 18,035 7,182 349,166 96 417,275 247,198 14,617 -3,369 483 2,372,776
2010 1,378,028 17,258 8,807 392,616 52 424,843 236,104 17,927 -4,466 462 2,471,632
2011 1,301,107 11,688 9,428 414,843 29 415,298 291,413 21,933 -5,492 604 2,460,851
2012 1,146,480 9,892 5,664 504,958 0.28 394,823 252,936 28,017 -4,202 603 2,339,172
2013 1,188,452 9,446 9,522 501,427 798 406,114 243,040 32,417 -3,773 615 2,388,058
2014 1,199,986 11,133 9,059 477,417 92 419,773 234,788 34,359 -5,179 472 2,381,901
2013
January 103,536 1,018 700 39,880 71 36,748 22,563 2,966 -404 45 207,123
February 91,384 723 616 36,248 63 31,144 18,316 2,704 -270 47 180,975
March 97,675 755 687 37,661 59 31,426 18,349 2,846 -382 54 189,129
April 84,352 744 574 33,545 38 28,991 22,654 3,053 -232 42 173,761
May 90,053 785 1,035 36,891 61 32,977 25,924 2,836 -260 52 190,354
June 104,679 751 966 45,152 68 34,504 24,686 2,446 -261 43 213,033
July 114,402 950 976 52,966 66 36,733 24,705 2,245 -238 62 232,867
August 113,917 794 952 55,077 76 37,177 19,864 2,057 -417 60 229,557
Sept 99,056 664 905 45,845 75 34,459 15,422 2,591 -347 49 198,719
October 91,694 699 759 39,850 61 31,605 15,619 2,682 -307 51 182,713
November 92,146 731 609 36,703 78 32,939 15,975 3,085 -331 56 181,991
December 105,558 832 743 41,610 81 37,412 18,964 2,907 -326 55 207,837
2014
January 118,756 2,540 949 39,048 12 38,748 19,221 3,380 -218 30 222,467
February 106,949 1,077 706 31,214 7 32,937 15,644 2,736 -361 18 190,928
March 101,101 1,059 953 33,165 7 32,612 22,169 3,381 -355 41 194,132
April 80,172 715 572 32,854 18 30,312 22,652 3,394 -301 37 170,426
May 90,887 743 825 40,037 10 33,760 23,871 2,758 -541 42 192,393
June 106,951 672 885 42,573 3 35,898 23,625 2,762 -557 49 212,861
July 115,276 747 782 48,294 4 38,031 22,294 2,384 -445 52 227,419
August 114,968 759 770 52,289 4 37,182 17,991 2,017 -740 43 225,282
Sept 96,050 760 712 44,127 3 35,296 14,524 2,342 -461 40 193,394
October 84,811 681 456 40,176 3 32,017 15,434 2,914 -351 31 176,172
November 88,975 683 572 35,311 7 34,552 17,102 3,526 -441 45 180,332
December 95,090 698 879 38,330 13 38,428 20,259 2,764 -409 43 196,094
2015
January 99,479 1,170 804 43,606 24 39,377 22,308 3,092 -436 43 209,464
February 95,374 2,051 869 40,691 22 33,478 20,883 2,921 -347 40 195,982
March 82,595 702 502 43,729 20 33,328 22,434 3,190 -266 20 186,254
Year to Date
2013 292,595 2,496 2,003 113,788 193 99,318 59,228 8,517 -1,056 145 577,227
2014 326,806 4,676 2,608 103,427 26 104,297 57,035 9,498 -934 89 607,527
2015 277,448 3,923 2,175 128,026 65 106,183 65,625 9,202 -1,049 103 591,701
Rolling 12 Months Ending in March
2014 1,222,663 11,626 10,127 491,066 631 411,094 240,847 33,398 -3,651 559 2,418,358
2015 1,150,629 10,380 8,626 502,016 131 421,658 243,378 34,064 -5,294 485 2,366,075

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 2013 and prior years are final. Values for 2014 and 2015 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.