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

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United States Electricity Profile 2015

Table 1. 2015 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,064,055
Electric utilities 606,543
IPP & CHP 457,512
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,077,600,939
Electric utilities 2,315,322,594
IPP & CHP 1,762,278,344
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 2,808,462
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 2,010,685
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 2,031,452
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1.4
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 1.0
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,096
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,758,992,390
Full service provider sales 3,204,048,374
Energy-only provider sales 554,944,016
Direct use (megawatthours) 141,167,519
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.41
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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