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Data for 2015  |  Release Date: January 17, 2017  |  Next Release: December 2017  

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California Electricity Profile 2015

Table 1. 2015 Summary statistics (California)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 74,892 2
Electric utilities 27,687 4
IPP & CHP 47,205 2
Net generation (megawatthours) 196,703,858 4
Electric utilities 71,150,169 14
IPP & CHP 125,553,689 4
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 1,382 47
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 80,195 6
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 55,481 14
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 50
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 33
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 621 41
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 261,170,437 2
Full service provider sales 232,347,789 3
Energy-only provider sales 28,822,648 7
Direct use (megawatthours) 11,510,704 3
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 15.42 7
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.

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