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Colorado Electricity Profile 2010 Colorado profile

Table 1. 2010 Summary Statistics (Colorado)  
Item Value U.S. Rank
NERC Region(s)   RFC/WECC
Primary Energy Source   Coal
Net Summer Capacity (megawatts) 13,777 30
Electric Utilities 9,114 28
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 4,662 22
Net Generation (megawatthours) 50,720,792 30
Electric Utilities 39,584,166 28
Independent Power Producers & Combined Heat and Power 11,136,626 31
Emissions (thousand metric tons)
Sulfur Dioxide 45 29
Nitrogen Oxide 55 20
Carbon Dioxide 40,499 24
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 2.0 32
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 2.4 10
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,760 12
Total Retail Sales (megawatthours) 52,917,786 27
Full Service Provider Sales (megawatthours) 52,917,786 24
Direct Use (megawatthours) 43,359 46
Average Retail Price (cents/kWh) 9.15 22
MWh = Megawatthours.
kWh = Kilowatthours.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report." Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Power Industry Report." Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report" and predecessor forms.

More Tables on Colorado's Electricity Profile: Formats
Table 2. Ten Largest Plants by Generation Capacity, 2010
Table 3. Top Five Retailers of Electricity, with End Use Sectors, 2010
Table 4. Electric Power Industry Capability by Primary Energy Source, 1990 Through 2010
Table 5. Electric Power Industry Generation by Primary Energy Source, 1990 Through 2010
Table 6. Electric Power Delivered Fuel Prices and Quality for Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas, 1990 Through 2010
Table 7. Electric Power Industry Emissions Estimates, 1990 Through 2010
Table 8. Retail Sales, Revenue, and Average Retail Price by Sector, 1990 Through 2010
Table 9. Retail Electricity Sales Statistics, 2010
Table 10. Supply and Disposition of Electricity, 1990 Through 2010 (Million Kilowatthours)

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