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Data for 2012  |  Release Date: May 1, 2014  |  Next Release: May 2015  
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California Electricity Profile 2012

Table 1. 2012 Summary Statistics (California)  
Item Value U.S. Rank
NERC Region(s)   SPP/WECC
Primary Energy Source   Natural Gas
Net Summer Capacity (megawatts) 71,329 2
Electric Utilities 30,294 2
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 41,035 3
Net Generation (megawatthours) 199,518,567 4
Electric Utilities 82,486,064 12
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 117,032,503 4
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 6,078 42
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 92,566 5
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 59,369 13
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.1 48
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.9 32
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 655 41
Total Retail Sales(megawatthours) 259,538,038 2
Full Service Provider Sales 235,344,881 2
Energy-Only Provider Sales 24,193,157 8
Direct Use (megawatthours) 10,750,313 3
Average Retail Price (cents/kWh) 13.53 9
MWh = Megawatthours.
kWh = Kilowatthours.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report." U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861,"Annual Electric Power Industry Report." U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" and predecessor forms.

More Tables on California's Electricity Profile: Formats
Table 2. Ten largest plants by generation capacity, 2012
Table 3. Top five retailers of electricity, with end use sectors, 2012
Table 4. Electric power industry capability by primary energy source, 1990-2012
Table 5. Electric power industry generation by primary energy source, 1990-2012
Table 6. Electric power delivered fuel prices and quality for coal, petroleum, natural gas, 1990-2012
Table 7. Electric power industry emissions estimates, 1990-2012
Table 8. Retail sales, revenue, and average retail price by sector, 1990-2012
Table 9. Retail electricity sales statistics, 2012
Table 10. Supply and disposition of electricity, 1990-2012 (million kilowatthours)

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