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State Renewable Electricity Profiles

With Data for 2010  |  Release Date: March 8, 2012  |  Next Release Date: To Be Determined  |   full report

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California Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 California full profile

Table 1. Summary Renewable Electric Power Industry Statistics (2010)  
Primary Renewable Energy Capacity Source Hydro Conventional
Primary Renewable Energy Generation Source Hydro Conventional
Capacity (megawatts) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Net Summer Electricity Capacity 67,328 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 16,460 24.4
Geothermal 2,004 3.0
Hydro Conventional 10,141 15.1
Solar 475 0.7
Wind 2,812 4.2
Wood/Wood Waste 639 0.9
MSW/Landfill Gas 292 0.4
Other Biomass 97 0.1
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 204,126 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 58,881 28.8
Geothermal 12,600 6.2
Hydro Conventional 33,431 16.4
Solar 769 0.4
Wind 6,079 3.0
Wood/Wood Waste 3,551 1.7
MSW/Landfill Gas 1,812 0.9
Other Biomass 639 0.3
Notes: Hydro Conventional does not include pumped storage. Solar includes solar thermal and photovoltaic. MSW = Municipal Solid Waste. Other Biomass includes agricultural byproducts/crops, sludge waste and other biomass solids, liquids and gases. MSW Biogenic includes paper and paper board, wood, food, leather, textiles and yard trimmings. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
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 Renewable Electricity in California: Formats
Table 2. State Total Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity, by Energy Source, 2006 - 20010 (MW)
Table 3. State Renewable Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (MW)
Table 4. State Total Electric Power Industry Net Generation, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (Thousand MWh)
Table 5. State Renewable Electric Power Industry Net Generation, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (Thousand MWh)


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