U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How many and what kind of power plants are there in the United States?
There are about 19,243 individual generators with nameplate generation capacities of at least 1 megawatt (MW) at about 7,304 operational power plants in the United States. A power plant may have one or more generators, and some generators may use more than one type of fuel.
Electric Power Annual, Table 4.1: Count of electric power industry power plants by sector, by predominant energy sources within plant (some plants are double-counted by fuel type in Table 4.1), and Table 4.3: Existing capacity by energy source
Last updated: April 2, 2015
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