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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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Rhode Island Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 Rhode Island profile

Table 1. Summary Renewable Electric Power Industry Statistics (2010)  
Primary Renewable Energy Capacity Source Municipal Solid Waste/Landfill Gas
Primary Renewable Energy Generation Source Municipal Solid Waste/Landfill Gas
Capacity (megawatts) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Net Summer Electricity Capacity 1,782 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 28 1.6
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 3 0.2
Solar - -
Wind 2 0.1
Wood/Wood Waste - -
MSW/Landfill Gas 24 1.3
Other Biomass - -
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 7,739 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 144 1.9
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 4 *
Solar - -
Wind 3 *
Wood/Wood Waste - -
MSW/Landfill Gas 137 1.8
Other Biomass - -
* = 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 Rhode Island: 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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