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With Data for 2010  |  Release Date: March 8, 2012     full report

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Pennsylvania Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 Pennsylvania 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 45,575 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 1,984 4.4
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 747 1.6
Solar 9 *
Wind 696 1.5
Wood/Wood Waste 108 0.2
MSW/Landfill Gas 424 0.9
Other Biomass - -
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 229,752 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 6,577 2.9
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 2,332 1.0
Solar 8 *
Wind 1,854 0.8
Wood/Wood Waste 675 0.3
MSW/Landfill Gas 1,706 0.7
Other Biomass 3 *
* = Absolute percentage less than 0.05.
- = No data reported.
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: Capacity: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report." Generation: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

More Tables on Renewable Electricity in Pennsylvania: 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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