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Table 2.1f Electric Power Sector Energy Consumption, 1949-2011 (Trillion Btu)
Table 2.1f  Electric Power Sector Energy Consumption, 1949-2011
                      (Trillion Btu)





Year
Primary Consumption 1
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear
Electric
Power 5
Renewable Energy 2
Electricity
Net
Imports 11


Total
Primary

Coal
Natural
Gas 3

Petroleum 4

Total
Hydroelectric
Power 6

Geothermal 7

Solar/PV 8

Wind 9

Biomass 10

Total
1949 1,995 569 415 2,979 0 1,349 NA NA NA 6 1,355 5 4,339
1950 2,199 651 472 3,322 0 1,346 NA NA NA 5 1,351 6 4,679
1951 2,507 791 400 3,697 0 1,361 NA NA NA 5 1,366 7 5,071
1952 2,557 942 420 3,920 0 1,404 NA NA NA 6 1,411 8 5,338
1953 2,777 1,070 514 4,362 0 1,356 NA NA NA 5 1,361 7 5,730
1954 2,841 1,206 417 4,464 0 1,304 NA NA NA 3 1,307 8 5,780
1955 3,458 1,194 471 5,123 0 1,322 NA NA NA 3 1,325 14 6,461
1956 3,790 1,283 455 5,527 0 1,398 NA NA NA 2 1,400 16 6,942
1957 3,855 1,383 498 5,737 (s) 1,480 NA NA NA 2 1,482 12 7,231
1958 3,721 1,421 486 5,628 2 1,555 NA NA NA 2 1,557 11 7,198
1959 4,029 1,686 552 6,267 2 1,511 NA NA NA 2 1,513 12 7,794
1960 4,228 1,785 553 6,565 6 1,569 (s) NA NA 2 1,571 15 8,158
1961 4,355 1,889 557 6,801 20 1,621 1 NA NA 1 1,623 8 8,452
1962 4,622 2,035 560 7,217 26 1,780 1 NA NA 1 1,783 2 9,028
1963 5,050 2,211 585 7,846 38 1,737 2 NA NA 1 1,741 (s) 9,625
1964 5,380 2,397 634 8,411 40 1,853 2 NA NA 2 1,856 7 10,313
1965 5,821 2,395 722 8,938 43 2,026 2 NA NA 3 2,031 (s) 11,012
1966 6,302 2,696 883 9,881 64 2,028 2 NA NA 3 2,034 4 11,983
1967 6,445 2,834 1,011 10,290 88 2,311 3 NA NA 3 2,317 -1 12,695
1968 6,994 3,245 1,181 11,421 142 2,313 5 NA NA 4 2,322 -2 13,882
1969 7,219 3,596 1,571 12,386 154 2,614 6 NA NA 3 2,624 4 15,167
1970 7,227 4,054 2,117 13,399 239 2,600 6 NA NA 4 2,609 7 16,253
1971 7,299 4,099 2,495 13,893 413 2,790 6 NA NA 3 2,799 12 17,118
1972 7,811 4,084 3,097 14,992 584 2,829 15 NA NA 3 2,848 26 18,450
1973 8,658 3,748 3,515 15,921 910 2,827 20 NA NA 3 2,851 49 19,731
1974 8,534 3,519 3,365 15,418 1,272 3,143 26 NA NA 3 3,172 43 19,905
1975 8,786 3,240 3,166 15,191 1,900 3,122 34 NA NA 2 3,158 21 20,270
1976 9,720 3,152 3,477 16,349 2,111 2,943 38 NA NA 3 2,983 29 21,473
1977 10,262 3,284 3,901 17,446 2,702 2,301 37 NA NA 5 2,343 59 22,551
1978 10,238 3,297 3,987 17,522 3,024 2,905 31 NA NA 3 2,940 67 23,553
1979 11,260 3,613 3,283 18,156 2,776 2,897 40 NA NA 5 2,942 69 23,943
1980 12,123 3,778 2,634 18,534 2,739 2,867 53 NA NA 5 2,925 71 24,269
1981 12,583 3,730 2,202 18,516 3,008 2,725 59 NA NA 4 2,788 113 24,425
1982 12,582 3,312 1,568 17,462 3,131 3,233 51 NA NA 3 3,286 100 23,979
1983 13,213 2,972 1,544 17,729 3,203 3,494 64 NA (s) 4 3,562 121 24,614
1984 14,019 3,199 1,286 18,504 3,553 3,353 81 (s) (s) 9 3,443 135 25,635
1985 14,542 3,135 1,090 18,767 4,076 2,937 97 (s) (s) 14 3,049 140 26,032
1986 14,444 2,670 1,452 18,566 4,380 3,038 108 (s) (s) 12 3,158 122 26,227
1987 15,173 2,916 1,257 19,346 4,754 2,602 112 (s) (s) 15 2,729 158 26,988
1988 15,850 2,693 1,563 20,106 5,587 2,302 106 (s) (s) 17 2,425 108 28,227
198912 16,137 3,173 1,703 21,013 5,602 2,808 152 3 22 232 3,217 37 29,869
1990 16,261 3,309 1,289 20,859 6,104 3,014 161 4 29 317 3,524 8 30,495
1991 16,250 3,377 1,198 20,825 6,422 2,985 167 5 31 354 3,542 67 30,856
1992 16,466 3,512 991 20,968 6,479 2,586 167 4 30 402 3,189 87 30,723
1993 17,196 3,538 1,124 21,857 6,410 2,861 173 5 31 415 3,484 95 31,847
1994 17,261 3,977 1,059 22,297 6,694 2,620 160 5 36 434 3,255 153 32,399
1995 17,466 4,302 755 22,523 7,075 3,149 138 5 33 422 3,747 134 33,479
1996 18,429 3,862 817 23,109 7,087 3,528 148 5 33 438 4,153 137 34,485
1997 18,905 4,126 927 23,957 6,597 3,581 150 5 34 446 4,216 116 34,886
1998 19,216 4,675 1,306 25,197 7,068 3,241 151 5 31 444 3,872 88 36,225
1999 19,279 4,902 1,211 25,393 7,610 3,218 152 5 46 453 3,874 99 36,976
2000 20,220 5,293 1,144 26,658 7,862 2,768 144 5 57 453 3,427 115 38,062
2001 19,614 5,458 1,277 26,348 8,029 2,209 142 6 70 337 2,763 75 37,215
2002 19,783 5,767 961 26,511 8,145 2,650 147 6 105 380 3,288 72 38,016
2003 20,185 5,246 1,205 26,636 7,959 2,781 148 5 115 397 3,445 22 38,062
2004 20,305 5,595 1,212 27,112 8,222 2,656 148 6 142 388 3,340 39 38,713
2005 20,737 6,015 1,235 27,986 8,161 2,670 147 6 178 406 3,406 85 39,638
2006 20,462 6,375 648 27,485 8,215 2,839 145 5 264 412 3,665 63 39,428
2007 20,808 7,005 657 28,470 8,455 2,430 145 6 341 423 3,345 107 40,377
2008 20,513 6,829 468 27,810 8,427 2,494 146 9 546 435 3,630 112 39,978
2009 18,225 7,022 390 25,638 8,356 2,650 146 9 721 441 3,967 116 38,077
2010 19,133 R 7,527 378 R 27,039 R 8,434 R 2,521 R 148 R 12 R 923 R 459 R 4,064 R 89 R 39,626
2011P 17,986 7,740 288 26,014 8,259 3,153 163 18 1,168 444 4,945 127 39,346
1See "Primary Energy Consumption" in Glossary. 9Wind electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see Table A6).
2See Table 10.2c for notes on series components. 10Wood and wood-derived fuels; and municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge
waste, agricultural byproducts, and other biomass.  Through 2000, also includes non-renewable waste
(municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived fuels).
3Natural gas only; excludes the estimated portion of supplemental gaseous fuels.  See Note 1,
"Supplemental Gaseous Fuels," at end of Section 6.
11Net imports equal imports minus exports.
4See Table 5.14c for series components. 12Through 1988, data are for electric utilities only.  Beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and
independent power producers.
5Nuclear electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the nuclear heat rate-see Table A6). R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 trillion Btu.  
6Conventional hydroelectricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see
Table A6).
Notes:  -  Data are for fuels consumed to produce electricity and useful thermal output.  -  The electric
power sector comprises electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22
category whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.  -  See Note 3,
"Electricity Imports and Exports," at end of Section 8.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to
independent rounding.
7Geothermal electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see Table A6). Web Page:    See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#consumption for updated monthly and
annual data.
8Solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fuels
heat rate-see Table A6).
Sources:  Tables 5.14c, 6.5, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2b, 10.2c, A4, A5, and A6.
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