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State Renewable Electricity Profiles

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

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Colorado Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 Colorado profile

Table 1. Summary Renewable Electric Power Industry Statistics (2010)  
Primary Renewable Energy Capacity Source Wind
Primary Renewable Energy Generation Source Wind
Capacity (megawatts) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Net Summer Electricity Capacity 13,777 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 2,010 14.6
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 662 4.8
Solar 41 0.3
Wind 1,294 9.4
Wood/Wood Waste - -
MSW/Landfill Gas 3 *
Other Biomass 10 0.1
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 50,721 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 5,133 10.1
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 1,578 3.1
Solar 42 0.1
Wind 3,452 6.8
Wood/Wood Waste 2 *
MSW/Landfill Gas 20 *
Other Biomass 38 0.1
* = 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 Colorado: 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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