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Table 8.2c Electricity Net Generation: Electric Power Sector by Plant Type, 1989-2011 (Breakout of Table 8.2b; Billion Kilowatthours)
Table 8.2c  Electricity Net Generation:  Electric Power Sector by Plant Type, 1989-2011
                        (Breakout of Table 8.2b; 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
  Electricity-Only Plants 11
1989 1,554.0 158.3 266.9 - 1,979.3 529.4 [6] 269.2 4.2 6.9 14.6 0.3 2.1 297.3 - 2,805.9
1990 1,560.2 117.6 264.7 (s) 1,942.4 576.9 -3.5 289.8 5.6 10.4 15.4 .4 2.8 324.3 - 2,840.0
1991 1,551.9 112.2 267.8 (s) 1,931.9 612.6 -4.5 286.0 6.0 12.2 16.0 .5 3.0 323.7 - 2,863.6
1992 1,577.1 90.1 270.9 (s) 1,938.0 618.8 -4.2 250.0 6.6 14.4 16.1 .4 2.9 290.4 - 2,843.1
1993 1,642.1 100.6 267.2 (s) 2,009.9 610.3 -4.0 277.5 7.2 14.9 16.8 .5 3.0 319.8 - 2,935.9
1994 1,639.9 92.1 299.7 (s) 2,031.7 640.4 -3.4 254.0 7.6 15.4 15.5 .5 3.4 296.5 - 2,965.2
1995 1,658.0 62.0 317.4 (s) 2,037.4 673.4 -2.7 305.4 5.9 16.3 13.4 .5 3.2 344.7 - 3,052.8
1996 1,742.8 68.5 272.8 (s) 2,084.1 674.7 -3.1 341.2 6.5 16.1 14.3 .5 3.2 381.8 - 3,137.6
1997 1,793.2 80.3 291.1 (s) 2,164.6 628.6 -4.0 350.6 6.5 16.4 14.7 .5 3.3 392.0 - 3,181.3
1998 1,823.0 115.7 335.9 .1 2,274.6 673.7 -4.5 317.9 6.6 17.0 14.8 .5 3.0 359.8 - 3,303.6
1999 1,832.1 104.8 356.6 (s) 2,293.6 728.3 -6.1 314.7 7.3 17.1 14.8 .5 4.5 358.8 - 3,374.6
2000 1,910.6 98.0 399.4 .2 2,408.2 753.9 -5.5 271.3 7.3 17.6 14.1 .5 5.6 316.4 - 3,472.9
2001 1,851.8 113.2 427.0 (s) 2,392.0 768.8 -8.8 213.7 6.6 11.3 13.7 .5 6.7 252.6 5.9 3,410.5
2002 1,881.2 83.3 456.8 .2 2,421.5 780.1 -8.7 260.5 7.3 11.2 14.5 .6 10.4 304.3 7.6 3,504.8
2003 1,915.8 108.5 421.2 .3 2,445.7 763.7 -8.5 271.5 7.4 11.9 14.4 .5 11.2 317.0 7.6 3,525.5
2004 1,921.1 109.4 491.2 .4 2,522.0 788.5 -8.5 265.1 8.1 11.8 14.8 .6 14.1 314.5 7.6 3,624.1
2005 1,955.5 111.2 553.2 (s) 2,619.9 782.0 -6.6 267.0 8.5 11.7 14.7 .6 17.8 320.3 6.2 3,721.8
2006 1,933.7 55.2 618.0 (s) 2,607.0 787.2 -6.6 286.2 8.3 12.5 14.6 .5 26.6 348.7 6.3 3,742.7
2007 1,962.0 56.9 686.3 .1 2,705.3 806.4 -6.9 245.8 8.7 12.9 14.6 .6 34.4 317.1 6.0 3,828.0
2008 1,932.0 39.3 683.3 (s) 2,654.6 806.2 -6.3 253.1 8.6 14.0 14.8 .9 55.4 346.8 6.2 3,807.4
2009 1,711.9 31.9 722.7 .1 2,466.6 798.9 -4.6 271.5 8.5 14.3 15.0 .9 73.9 384.0 5.8 3,650.7
2010 R 1,797.5 R 32.4 R 779.4 .1 R 2,609.3 807.0 R -5.5 R 258.5 R 9.3 R 14.7 R 15.2 R 1.2 94.6 R 393.6 6.0 R 3,810.3
2011P 1,687.9 24.1 809.2 (s) 2,521.2 790.2 -5.9 323.1 8.5 15.5 16.7 1.8 119.7 485.3 6.1 3,796.9
  Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants 12
1989 8.4 0.7 30.4 0.5 39.9 - - - 1.3 0.9 - - - 2.2 0.3 42.3
1990 11.9 1.3 44.8 .6 58.7 - - - 1.4 1.1 - - - 2.6 (s) 61.3
1991 16.9 .6 50.0 .7 68.2 - - - 1.7 1.6 - - - 3.3 .4 71.9
1992 20.7 2.2 63.4 1.2 87.4 - - - 1.9 1.5 - - - 3.4 .5 91.3
1993 23.4 4.8 75.0 1.0 104.2 - - - 2.0 1.4 - - - 3.4 .4 108.0
1994 26.4 6.6 86.0 1.1 120.1 - - - 1.6 1.6 - - - 3.2 .2 123.5
1995 28.1 6.1 101.7 1.9 137.9 - - - 1.7 1.7 - - - 3.4 .2 141.5
1996 29.2 6.3 105.9 1.3 142.7 - - - 1.9 1.7 - - - 3.6 .2 146.6
1997 27.6 6.2 108.5 1.5 143.7 - - - 2.2 2.1 - - - 4.3 .1 148.1
1998 27.2 6.6 113.4 2.3 149.4 - - - 2.0 2.3 - - - 4.2 .2 153.8
1999 26.6 6.7 116.4 1.6 151.2 - - - 1.7 2.4 - - - 4.1 .1 155.4
2000 32.5 7.2 118.6 1.8 160.2 - - - 1.6 2.7 - - - 4.3 .1 164.6
2001 31.0 6.0 128.0 .6 165.5 - - - 1.7 1.7 - - - 3.4 .6 169.5
2002 29.4 6.5 150.9 1.7 188.5 - - - 1.7 2.0 - - - 3.7 1.4 193.7
2003 36.9 5.2 146.1 2.4 190.6 - - - 2.1 1.9 - - - 4.0 1.1 195.7
2004 36.1 5.3 136.0 3.2 180.6 - - - 1.6 1.3 - - - 2.9 .7 184.3
2005 36.5 5.3 130.7 3.8 176.2 - - (s) 2.1 1.3 - - - 3.4 .7 180.4
2006 36.0 4.5 116.4 4.2 161.1 - - (s) 2.0 1.4 - - - 3.5 .8 165.4
2007 36.4 4.4 128.4 3.9 173.2 - - (s) 2.0 1.4 - - - 3.5 .7 177.4
2008 36.9 3.6 119.0 3.2 162.7 - - (s) 2.0 1.4 - - - 3.4 .8 166.9
2009 29.2 3.9 118.3 3.0 154.4 - - (s) 2.3 1.7 - - - 3.9 .8 159.1
2010 R 30.3 R 2.3 R 122.0 R 2.9 R 157.5 - - R - R 2.1 1.6 - - - R 3.8 R .8 R 162.0
2011P 26.9 2.1 121.4 3.1 153.6 - - - 2.0 1.7 - - - 3.7 .9 158.1
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. 11Electricity-only plants within the NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to sell electricity to the
public.  Data also include a small number of electric utility combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants.
4Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. 12Combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to
sell electricity and heat to the public.  Data do not include electric utility CHP plants-these are included
under "Electricity-Only Plants."
5Pumped storage facility production minus energy used for pumping. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  - =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.05 billion kilowatthours.  
6Through 1989, hydroelectric pumped storage is included in "Conventional Hydroelectric Power." Notes:  -  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.
7Wood and wood-derived fuels. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
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).
Sources:  -  1989-1997-U.S. Energy Information Administration (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."
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)