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Table 8.2b Electricity Net Generation: Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011 (Subset of Table 8.2a; Billion Kilowatthours)
Table 8.2b  Electricity Net Generation:  Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011
                        (Subset of Table 8.2a; Billion Kilowatthours)




Year
Fossil Fuels

Nuclear
Electric
Power

Hydro-
electric
Pumped
Storage 5
Renewable Energy



Other 10




Total


Coal 1


Petroleum 2

Natural
Gas 3

Other
Gases 4


Total
Conventional
Hydroelectric
Power 6
Biomass
Geo-
thermal


Solar/PV 9


Wind


Total
Wood 7 Waste 8
1949 135.5 28.5 37.0 NA 201.0 0.0 [6] 89.7 0.4 NA NA NA NA 90.1 NA 291.1
1950 154.5 33.7 44.6 NA 232.8 .0 [6] 95.9 .4 NA NA NA NA 96.3 NA 329.1
1951 185.2 28.7 56.6 NA 270.5 .0 [6] 99.8 .4 NA NA NA NA 100.1 NA 370.7
1952 195.4 29.7 68.5 NA 293.6 .0 [6] 105.1 .5 NA NA NA NA 105.6 NA 399.2
1953 218.8 38.4 79.8 NA 337.0 .0 [6] 105.2 .4 NA NA NA NA 105.6 NA 442.7
1954 239.1 31.5 93.7 NA 364.4 .0 [6] 107.1 .3 NA NA NA NA 107.3 NA 471.7
1955 301.4 37.1 95.3 NA 433.8 .0 [6] 113.0 .3 NA NA NA NA 113.3 NA 547.0
1956 338.5 35.9 104.0 NA 478.5 .0 [6] 122.0 .2 NA NA NA NA 122.2 NA 600.7
1957 346.4 40.5 114.2 NA 501.1 (s) [6] 130.2 .2 NA NA NA NA 130.4 NA 631.5
1958 344.4 40.4 119.8 NA 504.5 .2 [6] 140.3 .2 NA NA NA NA 140.4 NA 645.1
1959 378.4 46.8 146.6 NA 571.9 .2 [6] 137.8 .2 NA NA NA NA 137.9 NA 710.0
1960 403.1 48.0 158.0 NA 609.0 .5 [6] 145.8 .1 NA (s) NA NA 146.0 NA 755.5
1961 421.9 48.5 169.3 NA 639.7 1.7 [6] 152.2 .1 NA .1 NA NA 152.4 NA 793.8
1962 450.2 48.9 184.3 NA 683.4 2.3 [6] 168.6 .1 NA .1 NA NA 168.8 NA 854.5
1963 493.9 52.0 201.6 NA 747.5 3.2 [6] 165.8 .1 NA .2 NA NA 166.1 NA 916.8
1964 526.2 57.0 220.0 NA 803.2 3.3 [6] 177.1 .1 NA .2 NA NA 177.4 NA 984.0
1965 570.9 64.8 221.6 NA 857.3 3.7 [6] 193.9 .3 NA .2 NA NA 194.3 NA 1,055.3
1966 613.5 78.9 251.2 NA 943.6 5.5 [6] 194.8 .3 .0 .2 NA NA 195.3 NA 1,144.4
1967 630.5 89.3 264.8 NA 984.6 7.7 [6] 221.5 .3 .0 .3 NA NA 222.2 NA 1,214.4
1968 684.9 104.3 304.4 NA 1,093.6 12.5 [6] 222.5 .4 .0 .4 NA NA 223.3 NA 1,329.4
1969 706.0 137.8 333.3 NA 1,177.1 13.9 [6] 250.2 .3 .0 .6 NA NA 251.1 NA 1,442.2
1970 704.4 184.2 372.9 NA 1,261.5 21.8 [6] 247.7 .1 .2 .5 NA NA 248.6 NA 1,531.9
1971 713.1 220.2 374.0 NA 1,307.4 38.1 [6] 266.3 .1 .2 .5 NA NA 267.2 NA 1,612.6
1972 771.1 274.3 375.7 NA 1,421.2 54.1 [6] 272.6 .1 .2 1.5 NA NA 274.4 NA 1,749.7
1973 847.7 314.3 340.9 NA 1,502.9 83.5 [6] 272.1 .1 .2 2.0 NA NA 274.4 NA 1,860.7
1974 828.4 300.9 320.1 NA 1,449.4 114.0 [6] 301.0 .1 .2 2.5 NA NA 303.7 NA 1,867.1
1975 852.8 289.1 299.8 NA 1,441.7 172.5 [6] 300.0 (s) .2 3.2 NA NA 303.5 NA 1,917.6
1976 944.4 320.0 294.6 NA 1,559.0 191.1 [6] 283.7 .1 .2 3.6 NA NA 287.6 NA 2,037.7
1977 985.2 358.2 305.5 NA 1,648.9 250.9 [6] 220.5 .3 .2 3.6 NA NA 224.5 NA 2,124.3
1978 975.7 365.1 305.4 NA 1,646.2 276.4 [6] 280.4 .2 .1 3.0 NA NA 283.7 NA 2,206.3
1979 1,075.0 303.5 329.5 NA 1,708.0 255.2 [6] 279.8 .3 .2 3.9 NA NA 284.2 NA 2,247.4
1980 1,161.6 246.0 346.2 NA 1,753.8 251.1 [6] 276.0 .3 .2 5.1 NA NA 281.5 NA 2,286.4
1981 1,203.2 206.4 345.8 NA 1,755.4 272.7 [6] 260.7 .2 .1 5.7 NA NA 266.7 NA 2,294.8
1982 1,192.0 146.8 305.3 NA 1,644.1 282.8 [6] 309.2 .2 .1 4.8 NA NA 314.4 NA 2,241.2
1983 1,259.4 144.5 274.1 NA 1,678.0 293.7 [6] 332.1 .2 .2 6.1 NA (s) 338.6 NA 2,310.3
1984 1,341.7 119.8 297.4 NA 1,758.9 327.6 [6] 321.2 .5 .4 7.7 (s) (s) 329.8 NA 2,416.3
1985 1,402.1 100.2 291.9 NA 1,794.3 383.7 [6] 281.1 .7 .6 9.3 (s) (s) 291.9 NA 2,469.8
1986 1,385.8 136.6 248.5 NA 1,770.9 414.0 [6] 290.8 .5 .7 10.3 (s) (s) 302.3 NA 2,487.3
1987 1,463.8 118.5 272.6 NA 1,854.9 455.3 [6] 249.7 .8 .7 10.8 (s) (s) 262.0 NA 2,572.1
1988 1,540.7 148.9 252.8 NA 1,942.4 527.0 [6] 222.9 .9 .7 10.3 (s) (s) 234.9 NA 2,704.3
198911 1,562.4 159.0 297.3 .5 2,019.1 529.4 [6] 269.2 5.6 7.7 14.6 .3 2.1 299.5 .3 2,848.2
1990 1,572.1 118.9 309.5 .6 2,001.1 576.9 -3.5 289.8 7.0 11.5 15.4 .4 2.8 326.9 (s) 2,901.3
1991 1,568.8 112.8 317.8 .7 2,000.1 612.6 -4.5 286.0 7.7 13.9 16.0 .5 3.0 327.0 .4 2,935.6
1992 1,597.7 92.2 334.3 1.2 2,025.4 618.8 -4.2 250.0 8.5 15.9 16.1 .4 2.9 293.9 .5 2,934.4
1993 1,665.5 105.4 342.2 1.0 2,114.1 610.3 -4.0 277.5 9.2 16.2 16.8 .5 3.0 323.2 .4 3,043.9
1994 1,666.3 98.7 385.7 1.1 2,151.7 640.4 -3.4 254.0 9.2 17.0 15.5 .5 3.4 299.7 .2 3,088.7
1995 1,686.1 68.1 419.2 1.9 2,175.3 673.4 -2.7 305.4 7.6 18.0 13.4 .5 3.2 348.0 .2 3,194.2
1996 1,772.0 74.8 378.8 1.3 2,226.9 674.7 -3.1 341.2 8.4 17.8 14.3 .5 3.2 385.4 .2 3,284.1
1997 1,820.8 86.5 399.6 1.5 2,308.4 628.6 -4.0 350.6 8.7 18.5 14.7 .5 3.3 396.3 .1 3,329.4
1998 1,850.2 122.2 449.3 2.3 2,424.0 673.7 -4.5 317.9 8.6 19.2 14.8 .5 3.0 364.0 .2 3,457.4
1999 1,858.6 111.5 473.0 1.6 2,444.8 728.3 -6.1 314.7 9.0 19.5 14.8 .5 4.5 362.9 .1 3,530.0
2000 1,943.1 105.2 518.0 2.0 2,568.3 753.9 -5.5 271.3 8.9 20.3 14.1 .5 5.6 320.7 .1 3,637.5
2001 1,882.8 119.1 554.9 .6 2,557.5 768.8 -8.8 213.7 8.3 12.9 13.7 .5 6.7 256.0 6.5 3,580.1
2002 1,910.6 89.7 607.7 2.0 2,610.0 780.1 -8.7 260.5 9.0 13.1 14.5 .6 10.4 308.0 9.1 3,698.5
2003 1,952.7 113.7 567.3 2.6 2,636.4 763.7 -8.5 271.5 9.5 13.8 14.4 .5 11.2 321.0 8.6 3,721.2
2004 1,957.2 114.7 627.2 3.6 2,702.6 788.5 -8.5 265.1 9.7 13.1 14.8 .6 14.1 317.4 8.3 3,808.4
2005 1,992.1 116.5 683.8 3.8 2,796.1 782.0 -6.6 267.0 10.6 13.0 14.7 .6 17.8 323.7 6.9 3,902.2
2006 1,969.7 59.7 734.4 4.3 2,768.1 787.2 -6.6 286.3 10.3 13.9 14.6 .5 26.6 352.2 7.1 3,908.1
2007 1,998.4 61.3 814.8 4.0 2,878.5 806.4 -6.9 245.8 10.7 14.3 14.6 .6 34.4 320.5 6.8 4,005.3
2008 1,968.8 42.9 802.4 3.2 2,817.3 806.2 -6.3 253.1 10.6 15.4 14.8 .9 55.4 350.2 7.0 3,974.3
2009 1,741.1 35.8 841.0 3.1 2,621.0 798.9 -4.6 271.5 10.7 16.0 15.0 .9 73.9 388.0 6.6 3,809.8
2010 R 1,827.7 R 34.7 R 901.4 R 3.0 R 2,766.8 807.0 R -5.5 R 258.5 R 11.4 R 16.4 R 15.2 R 1.2 94.6 R 397.3 R 6.8 R 3,972.4
2011P 1,714.9 26.2 930.6 3.1 2,674.8 790.2 -5.9 323.1 10.5 17.2 16.7 1.8 119.7 489.0 6.9 3,955.1
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 9Solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) energy.
2Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil. 10Batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, miscellaneous technologies, and,
beginning in 2001, non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic sources, and tire-derived
fuels).
3Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. 11Through 1988, data are for electric utilities only.  Beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and
independent power producers.
4Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.05 billion kilowatthours.  
5Pumped storage facility production minus energy used for pumping. Notes:  -  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 Table 8.2d for commercial and industrial CHP and electricity-only data.  -  See Note 1,
"Coverage of Electricity Statistics," and Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into Energy-Use Sectors," at
end of section.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
6Through 1989, hydroelectric pumped storage is included in "Conventional Hydroelectric Power." Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#electricity for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/electricity/ for related information.
7Wood and wood-derived fuels. Sources:  -  1949-September 1977-Federal Power Commission, Form FPC-4, "Monthly Power Plant
Report."  -  October 1977-1981-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Form FPC-4, "Monthly Power
Plant Report."  -  1982-1988-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-759, "Monthly
Power Plant Report."  -  1989-1997-EIA, Form EIA-759, "Monthly Power Plant Report," and Form
EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility Power Producer Report."  -  1998-2000-EIA, Form EIA-759, "Monthly Power
Plant Report," and Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric Generator Report-Nonutility."  -  2001-2003-EIA,
Form EIA-906, "Power Plant Report."  -  2004-2007-EIA, Form EIA-906, "Power Plant Report," and Form
EIA-920, "Combined Heat and Power Plant Report."  -  2008 forward-EIA, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant
Operations Report."
8Municipal 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).
 
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