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Table 8.4b Consumption for Electricity Generation by Energy Source: Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011 (Subset of Table 8.4a; Trillion Btu)
Table 8.4b  Consumption for Electricity Generation by Energy Source:  Electric Power Sector, 1949-2011
                       (Subset of Table 8.4a; Trillion Btu)




Year
Fossil Fuels

Nuclear
Electric
Power 5
Renewable Energy



Other 9


Electricity
Net
Imports 10




Total


Coal 1


Petroleum 2

Natural
Gas 3

Other
Gases 4


Total
Conventional
Hydroelectric
Power 5
Biomass
Geo-
thermal 5


Solar/PV 5,8


Wind 5


Total
Wood 6 Waste 7
1949 1,995 415 569 NA 2,979 0 1,349 6 NA NA NA NA 1,355 NA 5 4,339
1950 2,199 472 651 NA 3,322 0 1,346 5 NA NA NA NA 1,351 NA 6 4,679
1951 2,507 400 791 NA 3,697 0 1,361 5 NA NA NA NA 1,366 NA 7 5,071
1952 2,557 420 942 NA 3,920 0 1,404 6 NA NA NA NA 1,411 NA 8 5,338
1953 2,777 514 1,070 NA 4,362 0 1,356 5 NA NA NA NA 1,361 NA 7 5,730
1954 2,841 417 1,206 NA 4,464 0 1,304 3 NA NA NA NA 1,307 NA 8 5,780
1955 3,458 471 1,194 NA 5,123 0 1,322 3 NA NA NA NA 1,325 NA 14 6,461
1956 3,790 455 1,283 NA 5,527 0 1,398 2 NA NA NA NA 1,400 NA 16 6,942
1957 3,855 498 1,383 NA 5,737 (s) 1,480 2 NA NA NA NA 1,482 NA 12 7,231
1958 3,721 486 1,421 NA 5,628 2 1,555 2 NA NA NA NA 1,557 NA 11 7,198
1959 4,029 552 1,686 NA 6,267 2 1,511 2 NA NA NA NA 1,513 NA 12 7,794
1960 4,228 553 1,785 NA 6,565 6 1,569 2 NA (s) NA NA 1,571 NA 15 8,158
1961 4,355 557 1,889 NA 6,801 20 1,621 1 NA 1 NA NA 1,623 NA 8 8,452
1962 4,622 560 2,035 NA 7,217 26 1,780 1 NA 1 NA NA 1,783 NA 2 9,028
1963 5,050 585 2,211 NA 7,846 38 1,737 1 NA 2 NA NA 1,741 NA (s) 9,625
1964 5,380 634 2,397 NA 8,411 40 1,853 2 NA 2 NA NA 1,856 NA 7 10,313
1965 5,821 722 2,395 NA 8,938 43 2,026 3 NA 2 NA NA 2,031 NA (s) 11,012
1966 6,302 883 2,696 NA 9,881 64 2,028 3 NA 2 NA NA 2,034 NA 4 11,983
1967 6,445 1,011 2,834 NA 10,290 88 2,311 3 NA 3 NA NA 2,317 NA -1 12,695
1968 6,994 1,181 3,245 NA 11,421 142 2,313 4 NA 5 NA NA 2,322 NA -2 13,882
1969 7,219 1,571 3,596 NA 12,386 154 2,614 3 NA 6 NA NA 2,624 NA 4 15,167
1970 7,227 2,117 4,054 NA 13,399 239 2,600 1 2 6 NA NA 2,609 NA 7 16,253
1971 7,299 2,495 4,099 NA 13,893 413 2,790 1 2 6 NA NA 2,799 NA 12 17,118
1972 7,811 3,097 4,084 NA 14,992 584 2,829 1 2 15 NA NA 2,848 NA 26 18,450
1973 8,658 3,515 3,748 NA 15,921 910 2,827 1 2 20 NA NA 2,851 NA 49 19,731
1974 8,534 3,365 3,519 NA 15,418 1,272 3,143 1 2 26 NA NA 3,172 NA 43 19,905
1975 8,786 3,166 3,240 NA 15,191 1,900 3,122 (s) 2 34 NA NA 3,158 NA 21 20,270
1976 9,720 3,477 3,152 NA 16,349 2,111 2,943 1 2 38 NA NA 2,983 NA 29 21,473
1977 10,262 3,901 3,284 NA 17,446 2,702 2,301 3 2 37 NA NA 2,343 NA 59 22,551
1978 10,238 3,987 3,297 NA 17,522 3,024 2,905 2 1 31 NA NA 2,940 NA 67 23,553
1979 11,260 3,283 3,613 NA 18,156 2,776 2,897 3 2 40 NA NA 2,942 NA 69 23,943
1980 12,123 2,634 3,810 NA 18,567 2,739 2,867 3 2 53 NA NA 2,925 NA 71 24,302
1981 12,583 2,202 3,768 NA 18,553 3,008 2,725 3 1 59 NA NA 2,788 NA 113 24,462
1982 12,582 1,568 3,342 NA 17,491 3,131 3,233 2 1 51 NA NA 3,286 NA 100 24,009
1983 13,213 1,544 2,998 NA 17,754 3,203 3,494 2 2 64 NA (s) 3,562 NA 121 24,639
1984 14,019 1,286 3,220 NA 18,526 3,553 3,353 5 4 81 (s) (s) 3,443 NA 135 25,657
1985 14,542 1,090 3,160 NA 18,792 4,076 2,937 8 7 97 (s) (s) 3,049 NA 140 26,057
1986 14,444 1,452 2,691 NA 18,586 4,380 3,038 5 7 108 (s) (s) 3,158 NA 122 26,247
1987 15,173 1,257 2,935 NA 19,365 4,754 2,602 8 7 112 (s) (s) 2,729 NA 158 27,007
1988 15,850 1,563 2,709 NA 20,123 5,587 2,302 10 8 106 (s) (s) 2,425 NA 108 28,244
1989 11 16,121 11 1,697 11 3,107 7 11 20,932 11 5,602 11 2,808 11 75 11 126 11 152 11 3 11 22 11 3,187 2 37 29,761
1990 16,235 1,281 3,233 6 20,755 6,104 3,014 106 180 161 4 29 3,493 (s) 8 30,361
1991 16,223 1,199 3,296 6 20,725 6,422 2,985 104 217 167 5 31 3,509 4 67 30,727
1992 16,431 990 3,407 12 20,840 6,479 2,586 120 252 167 4 30 3,158 3 87 30,568
1993 17,159 1,122 3,426 12 21,719 6,410 2,861 129 255 173 5 31 3,454 3 95 31,681
1994 17,215 1,056 3,851 12 22,134 6,694 2,620 134 269 160 5 36 3,224 2 153 32,207
1995 17,416 743 4,179 18 22,356 7,075 3,149 106 282 138 5 33 3,713 2 134 33,281
1996 18,375 810 3,730 16 22,930 7,087 3,528 117 280 148 5 33 4,112 2 137 34,268
1997 18,855 917 3,981 14 23,768 6,597 3,581 117 292 150 5 34 4,179 1 116 34,660
1998 19,162 1,306 4,520 23 25,011 7,068 3,241 125 287 151 5 31 3,840 2 88 36,008
1999 19,214 1,211 4,742 14 25,181 7,610 3,218 125 290 152 5 46 3,836 1 99 36,728
2000 20,153 1,145 5,120 19 26,438 7,862 2,768 126 294 144 5 57 3,394 1 115 37,811
2001 19,549 1,280 5,290 9 26,128 8,029 2,209 116 205 142 6 70 2,747 109 75 37,089
2002 19,733 955 5,522 25 26,235 8,145 2,650 141 224 147 6 105 3,273 137 72 37,861
2003 20,137 1,199 5,009 30 26,374 7,959 2,781 156 216 148 5 115 3,421 136 22 37,912
2004 20,217 1,202 5,209 27 26,655 8,222 2,656 150 206 148 6 142 3,308 131 39 38,355
2005 20,649 1,227 5,643 24 27,543 8,161 2,670 166 205 147 6 178 3,372 116 85 39,276
2006 20,377 635 6,055 28 27,095 8,215 2,839 163 216 145 5 264 3,632 117 63 39,122
2007 20,723 651 6,681 27 28,083 8,455 2,430 165 221 145 6 341 3,307 117 107 40,068
2008 20,431 463 6,516 23 27,434 8,427 2,494 159 242 146 9 546 3,596 122 112 39,691
2009 18,135 382 6,731 21 25,270 8,356 2,650 160 244 146 9 721 3,931 115 116 37,788
2010 R 19,043 R 371 R 7,242 20 R 26,675 R 8,434 R 2,521 R 177 R 249 R 148 R 12 R 923 R 4,031 R 116 R 89 R 39,345
2011P 17,897 278 7,433 20 25,629 8,259 3,153 160 256 163 18 1,168 4,917 117 127 39,049
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 9Batteries, 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).
2Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil. 10Net imports equal imports minus exports.  See Note 3, "Electricity Imports and Exports," at end of
section.
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 0.5 trillion Btu.  
5Values are converted from kilowattthours to Btu using the approximate heat rates in Table A6. Notes:  -  Data are for energy consumed to produce electricity.  Data also include energy consumed to
produce useful thermal output at a small number of electric utility combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. 
-  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 8.4c for commercial and industrial CHP and electricity-only data.  -  This table no longer
shows energy consumption by hydroelectric pumped storage plants.  The change was made because most
of the electricity used to pump water into elevated storage reservoirs is generated by plants other than
pumped-storage plants; thus, the associated energy is already accounted for in other data columns in this
table.  -  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.
6Wood and wood-derived fuels. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
7Municipal 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:  Electricity Net Imports:  Tables 8.1 and A6.  All Other Data:  -  1949-1988-Tables 8.2b,
8.5b, A1, A4, A5, and A6.  -  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."
8Solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) energy.  
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