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State Renewable Electricity Profiles

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

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Virginia Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 Virginia 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 24,109 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 1,487 6.2
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 866 3.6
Solar - -
Wind - -
Wood/Wood Waste 331 1.4
MSW/Landfill Gas 290 1.2
Other Biomass - -
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 72,966 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 3,720 5.1
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 1,500 2.1
Solar - -
Wind - -
Wood/Wood Waste 1,404 1.9
MSW/Landfill Gas 802 1.1
Other Biomass 14 *
* = 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 Virginia: 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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