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Table 8.11a Electric Net Summer Capacity: Total (All Sectors), 1949-2011 (Sum of Tables 8.11b and 8.11d; Million Kilowatts)
Table 8.11a  Electric Net Summer Capacity:  Total (All Sectors), 1949-2011
                           (Sum of Tables 8.11b and 8.11d; Million Kilowatts)




Year
Fossil Fuels

Nuclear
Electric
Power

Hydro-
electric
Pumped
Storage
Renewable Energy



Other 9




Total


Coal 1


Petroleum 2

Natural
Gas 3

Other
Gases 4


Total
Conventional
Hydroelectric
Power 5
Biomass
Geo-
thermal


Solar/PV 8


Wind


Total
Wood 6 Waste 7
1949 NA NA NA NA 44.9 0.0 [5] 18.5 (s) [10] NA NA NA 18.5 NA 63.4
1950 NA NA NA NA 50.0 .0 [5] 19.2 (s) [10] NA NA NA 19.2 NA 69.2
1951 NA NA NA NA 55.0 .0 [5] 20.5 (s) [10] NA NA NA 20.5 NA 75.5
1952 NA NA NA NA 60.8 .0 [5] 22.4 (s) [10] NA NA NA 22.4 NA 83.2
1953 NA NA NA NA 69.5 .0 [5] 23.8 (s) [10] NA NA NA 23.8 NA 93.3
1954 NA NA NA NA 77.5 .0 [5] 22.5 (s) [10] NA NA NA 22.5 NA 100.0
1955 NA NA NA NA 86.8 .0 [5] 27.4 (s) [10] NA NA NA 27.4 NA 114.2
1956 NA NA NA NA 91.2 .0 [5] 28.5 (s) [10] NA NA NA 28.5 NA 119.7
1957 NA NA NA NA 100.3 .1 [5] 30.7 .1 [10] NA NA NA 30.8 NA 131.1
1958 NA NA NA NA 110.7 .1 [5] 32.5 .1 [10] NA NA NA 32.6 NA 143.3
1959 NA NA NA NA 121.0 .1 [5] 34.8 .1 [10] NA NA NA 34.9 NA 155.9
1960 NA NA NA NA 130.8 .4 [5] 35.8 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 35.9 NA 167.1
1961 NA NA NA NA 137.8 .4 [5] 40.7 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 40.8 NA 179.0
1962 NA NA NA NA 147.3 .7 [5] 44.0 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 44.1 NA 192.1
1963 NA NA NA NA 161.8 .8 [5] 47.0 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 47.1 NA 209.7
1964 NA NA NA NA 173.4 .8 [5] 49.4 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 49.5 NA 223.7
1965 NA NA NA NA 182.9 .8 [5] 51.0 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 51.1 NA 234.8
1966 NA NA NA NA 194.5 1.7 [5] 51.2 .1 [10] (s) NA NA 51.3 NA 247.5
1967 NA NA NA NA 208.9 2.7 [5] 55.0 .1 [10] .1 NA NA 55.1 NA 266.7
1968 NA NA NA NA 223.2 2.7 [5] 57.9 .1 [10] .1 NA NA 58.0 NA 284.0
1969 NA NA NA NA 243.6 4.4 [5] 61.6 .1 [10] .1 NA NA 61.7 NA 309.8
1970 NA NA NA NA 265.4 7.0 [5] 63.8 .1 [10] .1 NA NA 63.9 NA 336.4
1971 NA NA NA NA 288.0 9.0 [5] 69.1 .1 [10] .2 NA NA 69.4 NA 366.4
1972 NA NA NA NA 310.7 14.5 [5] 70.5 .1 [10] .3 NA NA 70.9 NA 396.0
1973 NA NA NA NA 341.2 22.7 [5] 75.4 .1 [10] .4 NA NA 75.9 NA 439.8
1974 NA NA NA NA 360.7 31.9 [5] 75.5 .1 [10] .4 NA NA 76.0 NA 468.5
1975 NA NA NA NA 375.1 37.3 [5] 78.4 .1 [10] .5 NA NA 79.0 NA 491.3
1976 NA NA NA NA 394.8 43.8 [5] 78.0 .1 [10] .5 NA NA 78.6 NA 517.2
1977 NA NA NA NA 410.4 46.3 [5] 78.6 .1 [10] .5 NA NA 79.2 NA 535.9
1978 NA NA NA NA 420.8 50.8 [5] 79.9 .1 [10] .5 NA NA 80.5 NA 552.1
1979 NA NA NA NA 432.1 49.7 [5] 82.9 .1 [10] .7 NA NA 83.6 NA 565.5
1980 NA NA NA NA 444.1 51.8 [5] 81.7 .1 [10] .9 NA NA 82.7 NA 578.6
1981 NA NA NA NA 458.9 56.0 [5] 82.4 .1 [10] .9 NA (s) 83.4 NA 598.3
1982 NA NA NA NA 469.6 60.0 [5] 83.0 .1 [10] 1.0 NA (s) 84.1 NA 613.7
1983 NA NA NA NA 472.8 63.0 [5] 83.9 .2 [10] 1.2 NA (s) 85.3 NA 621.1
1984 NA NA NA NA 478.6 69.7 [5] 85.3 .3 [10] 1.2 [11] (s) 86.9 NA 635.1
1985 NA NA NA NA 485.0 79.4 [5] 88.9 .2 .2 1.6 [11] (s) 90.8 NA 655.2
1986 NA NA NA NA 488.3 85.2 [5] 89.3 .2 .2 1.6 [11] (s) 91.2 NA 664.8
1987 NA NA NA NA 488.8 93.6 [5] 89.7 .2 .2 1.5 [11] (s) 91.7 NA 674.1
1988 NA NA NA NA 490.6 94.7 [5] 90.3 .2 .2 1.7 [11] (s) 92.4 NA 677.7
198912 303.1 79.1 135.7 1.5 519.4 98.2 18.1 74.1 5.2 2.1 2.6 .2 1.5 85.7 .5 721.8
1990 307.4 77.9 140.8 1.6 527.8 99.6 19.5 73.9 5.5 2.5 2.7 .3 1.8 86.8 .5 734.1
1991 307.4 74.2 147.6 2.1 531.4 99.6 18.4 76.0 6.1 2.9 2.6 .3 1.9 89.9 .5 739.9
1992 309.4 73.1 152.2 2.1 536.7 99.0 21.2 74.8 6.2 3.0 2.9 .3 1.8 89.1 .5 746.5
1993 310.1 71.1 158.6 1.9 541.8 99.0 21.1 77.4 6.5 3.1 2.9 .3 1.8 92.1 .5 754.6
1994 311.4 71.7 164.8 2.1 550.0 99.1 21.2 78.0 6.7 3.3 3.0 .3 1.7 93.1 .5 764.0
1995 311.4 66.6 174.5 1.7 554.2 99.5 21.4 78.6 6.7 3.5 3.0 .3 1.7 93.9 .5 769.5
1996 313.4 72.5 174.1 1.7 561.7 100.8 21.1 76.4 6.8 3.6 2.9 .3 1.7 91.7 .5 775.9
1997 313.6 72.5 176.5 1.5 564.1 99.7 19.3 79.4 6.9 3.6 2.9 .3 1.6 94.8 .8 778.6
1998 315.8 66.3 180.3 1.5 563.9 97.1 19.5 79.2 6.8 3.7 2.9 .3 1.7 94.6 .8 775.9
1999 315.5 60.1 195.1 1.9 572.6 97.4 19.6 79.4 6.8 3.7 2.8 .4 2.3 95.3 1.0 785.9
2000 315.1 61.8 219.6 2.3 598.9 97.9 19.5 79.4 6.1 3.9 2.8 .4 2.4 94.9 .5 811.7
2001 314.2 66.2 252.8 1.7 634.9 98.2 19.7 78.9 5.9 3.7 2.2 .4 3.9 95.0 .5 848.3
2002 315.4 59.7 312.5 2.0 689.5 98.7 20.4 79.4 5.8 3.8 2.3 .4 4.4 96.1 .7 905.3
2003 313.0 60.7 355.4 2.0 731.2 99.2 20.5 78.7 5.9 3.8 2.1 .4 6.0 96.8 .7 948.4
2004 313.0 59.1 371.0 2.3 745.4 99.6 20.8 77.6 6.2 3.5 2.2 .4 6.5 96.4 .7 962.9
2005 313.4 58.5 383.1 2.1 757.1 100.0 21.3 77.5 6.2 3.6 2.3 .4 8.7 98.7 .9 978.0
2006 313.0 58.1 388.3 2.3 761.6 100.3 21.5 77.8 6.4 3.7 2.3 .4 11.3 101.9 .9 986.2
2007 312.7 56.1 392.9 2.3 764.0 100.3 21.9 77.9 6.7 4.1 2.2 .5 16.5 108.0 .8 994.9
2008 313.3 57.4 397.5 2.0 770.2 100.8 21.9 77.9 6.9 4.2 2.2 .5 24.7 116.4 .9 1,010.2
2009 314.3 56.8 401.3 1.9 774.3 101.0 22.2 78.5 6.9 4.3 2.4 .6 34.3 127.1 .9 1,025.4
2010 R 316.8 R 55.6 R 407.0 R 2.7 R 782.2 R 101.2 R 22.2 R 78.8 7.0 4.4 2.4 .9 R 39.1 R 132.6 R .9 R 1,039.1
2011P 319.2 55.6 413.1 2.7 790.7 101.4 22.3 78.9 7.1 4.4 2.4 1.5 45.2 139.6 .9 1,054.8
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 9Batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, and miscellaneous technologies.
2Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil. 10Included in "Wood."
3Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. 11Included in "Wind."
4Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. 12Through 1988, data are for  electric utilities only.  Beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities,
independent power producers, commercial plants, and industrial plants.
5Through 1988, hydroelectric pumped storage is included in "Conventional Hydroelectric Power." R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.05 million kilowatts.  
6Wood and wood-derived fuels. Notes:  -  Data are at end of year.  -  For plants that use multiple sources of energy, capacity is assigned
to the energy source reported as the predominant one. -  See Note 1, "Coverage of Electricity Statistics," at
end of section.-  See "Generator Net Summer Capacity" in Glossary.  -  Totals may not equal sum of
components due to independent rounding.
7Municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, and
other biomass.  For all years, also includes non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from non-biogenic
sources, and tire-derived fuels).
Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/electricity/.
8Solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) energy. Sources:  Tables 8.11b and 8.11d.
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