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

Table 1. 2012 Summary Statistics (Colorado)  
Item Value U.S. Rank
NERC Region(s)   RFC/WECC
Primary Energy Source   Coal
Net Summer Capacity (megawatts) 14,947 30
Electric Utilities 10,475 28
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 4,472 21
Net Generation (megawatthours) 52,556,701 29
Electric Utilities 41,532,785 26
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 11,023,916 29
Emissions (thousand metric tons)
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 42,846 27
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 49,591 22
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 39,926 22
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1.6 26
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 1.9 10
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,671 11
Total Retail Sales (megawatthours) 53,685,297 27
Full Service Provider Sales 53,685,297 23
Direct Use (megawatthours) 51,480 47
Average Retail Price (cents/kWh) 9.39 20
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.

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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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