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State Renewable Electricity Profiles

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

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Washington Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 Washington 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 30,478 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 23,884 78.4
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 21,181 69.5
Solar 1 *
Wind 2,296 7.5
Wood/Wood Waste 368 1.2
MSW/Landfill Gas 39 0.1
Other Biomass - -
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 103,473 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 74,905 72.4
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 68,288 66.0
Solar - 0.0
Wind 4,745 4.6
Wood/Wood Waste 1,676 1.6
MSW/Landfill Gas 185 0.2
Other Biomass 11 *
* = 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 Washington: 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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