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Table 8.11c Electric Net Summer Capacity: Electric Power Sector by Plant Type, 1989-2011 (Breakout of Table 8.11b; Million Kilowatts)
Table 8.11c  Electric Net Summer Capacity:  Electric Power Sector by Plant Type, 1989-2011
                          (Breakout of Table 8.11b; Million Kilowatts)




Year
Fossil Fuels

Nuclear
Electric
Power

Hydro-
electric
Pumped
Storage
Renewable Energy



Other 8




Total


Coal 1


Petroleum 2

Natural
Gas 3

Other
Gases 4


Total
Conventional
Hydroelectric
Power
Biomass
Geo-
thermal


Solar/PV 7


Wind


Total
Wood 5 Waste 6
  Electricity-Only Plants 9
1989 296.5 78.0 119.3 0.4 494.2 98.2 18.1 73.6 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.2 1.5 80.3 - 690.7
1990 299.9 76.6 121.8 .4 498.6 99.6 19.5 73.3 1.0 1.9 2.7 .3 1.8 80.9 (s) 698.6
1991 299.6 72.6 127.9 .7 500.8 99.6 18.4 75.4 1.1 2.2 2.6 .3 1.9 83.6 - 702.4
1992 300.8 71.5 130.2 .7 503.1 99.0 21.2 74.2 1.2 2.3 2.9 .3 1.8 82.7 - 706.0
1993 301.2 69.3 134.5 .7 505.7 99.0 21.1 76.8 1.2 2.4 2.9 .3 1.8 85.5 - 711.3
1994 301.6 69.8 136.6 .7 508.7 99.1 21.2 76.9 1.5 2.5 3.0 .3 1.7 85.9 - 715.0
1995 301.3 64.7 145.3 .3 511.5 99.5 21.4 77.4 1.5 2.7 3.0 .3 1.7 86.6 - 719.1
1996 303.1 70.6 143.1 .1 516.9 100.8 21.1 75.3 1.4 2.6 2.9 .3 1.7 84.2 - 723.0
1997 303.6 70.2 144.7 .2 518.7 99.7 19.3 78.3 1.5 2.5 2.9 .3 1.6 87.1 .2 725.0
1998 305.9 64.2 147.5 .1 517.5 97.1 19.5 78.0 1.4 2.6 2.9 .3 1.7 87.0 .2 721.4
1999 305.5 57.5 161.7 .2 525.0 97.4 19.6 78.3 1.5 2.6 2.8 .4 2.3 87.8 .2 730.0
2000 305.2 59.8 184.0 .1 549.0 97.9 19.5 78.2 1.5 2.8 2.8 .4 2.4 88.1 (s) 754.5
2001 305.2 63.8 215.5 .1 584.5 98.2 19.7 77.9 1.5 2.9 2.2 .4 3.9 88.7 .1 791.1
2002 305.8 57.5 268.1 .1 631.5 98.7 20.4 78.3 1.4 2.9 2.3 .4 4.4 89.7 .1 840.3
2003 303.0 58.6 304.2 .1 665.9 99.2 20.5 77.9 1.4 2.8 2.1 .4 6.0 90.6 .1 876.3
2004 303.2 57.3 322.6 .1 683.2 99.6 20.8 77.0 1.5 2.6 2.2 .4 6.5 90.0 .1 893.7
2005 303.4 56.9 335.8 (s) 696.2 100.0 21.3 76.9 1.4 2.6 2.3 .4 8.7 92.3 .1 909.8
2006 303.4 55.8 341.9 .1 701.2 100.3 21.5 77.1 1.5 2.7 2.3 .4 11.3 95.3 .1 918.4
2007 303.2 53.9 347.6 .1 704.9 100.3 21.9 77.5 1.5 3.1 2.2 .5 16.5 101.3 .1 928.5
2008 303.7 55.5 352.3 - 711.5 100.8 21.9 77.6 1.6 3.2 2.2 .5 24.7 109.8 .1 944.0
2009 304.5 54.8 356.6 (s) 716.0 101.0 22.2 78.2 1.7 3.2 2.4 .6 34.3 120.3 .1 959.5
2010 R 306.9 R 53.8 R 362.4 R .5 R 723.7 R 101.2 R 22.2 R 78.5 1.7 3.3 2.4 .9 R 39.1 R 125.8 R .1 R 973.0
2011P 309.4 53.8 368.3 .5 732.0 101.4 22.3 78.6 1.7 3.3 2.4 1.5 45.2 132.6 .1 988.5
  Combined-Heat-and-Power Plants 10
1989 1.5 0.2 6.1 - 7.7 - - - 0.2 0.2 - - - 0.4 - 8.1
1990 2.4 .2 8.1 - 10.7 - - - .2 .2 - - - .5 - 11.2
1991 2.9 .4 9.2 - 12.5 - - - .2 .2 - - - .5 - 12.9
1992 3.5 .3 10.9 (s) 14.7 - - - .2 .2 - - - .5 - 15.2
1993 3.8 .7 12.3 - 16.8 - - - .2 .2 - - - .5 - 17.3
1994 4.5 .7 15.9 - 21.0 - - - .3 .2 - - - .5 - 21.5
1995 4.8 .8 16.6 - 22.1 - - - .4 .2 - - - .6 - 22.7
1996 5.0 .7 18.4 - 24.0 - - - .3 .3 - - - .6 - 24.6
1997 4.9 .8 18.7 (s) 24.4 - - - .3 .4 - - - .7 - 25.1
1998 5.0 .8 19.6 - 25.5 - - - .4 .4 - - - .7 - 26.2
1999 5.2 1.1 19.4 - 25.7 - - - .4 .4 - - - .7 - 26.5
2000 5.0 .9 20.7 .3 26.9 - - - .2 .5 - - - .7 - 27.7
2001 4.6 1.0 21.2 .3 27.1 - - (s) .1 .4 - - - .5 (s) 27.6
2002 5.2 1.1 28.5 .2 34.9 - - - .1 .4 - - - .6 - 35.5
2003 5.5 1.1 34.9 .2 41.7 - - (s) .2 .5 - - - .7 - 42.3
2004 5.6 .7 32.6 .3 39.2 - - (s) .2 .4 - - - .6 - 39.7
2005 5.6 .5 31.7 .3 38.1 - - (s) .2 .4 - - - .6 - 38.7
2006 5.8 1.0 30.0 .3 37.2 - - (s) .2 .4 - - - .6 - 37.8
2007 5.9 .9 29.5 .3 36.6 - - - .2 .4 - - - .7 - 37.3
2008 5.9 .9 29.6 .2 36.6 - - - .2 .5 - - - .7 - 37.3
2009 5.9 .9 28.9 .2 35.9 - - - .2 .5 - - - .7 - 36.7
2010 R 5.5 R .8 R 29.0 .2 R 35.4 - - - R .4 .5 - - - .8 - R 36.3
2011P 5.5 .8 29.0 .2 35.4 - - - .4 .5 - - - .9 - 36.3
1Anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. 8Batteries, 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. 9Electricity-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.
3Natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. 10Combined-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."
4Blast furnace gas, propane gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  - =No data reported.  (s)=Less than 0.05 million kilowatts.  
5Wood 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 Table 8.11d 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.  -  See "Generator Net Summer Capacity" in
Glossary.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
6Municipal 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/.
7Solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) energy. Sources:  -  1989-1997-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric
Generator Report," and Form EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility Power Producer Report."  -  1998-2000-EIA,
Form EIA-860A, "Annual Electric Generator Report-Utility," and Form EIA-860B, "Annual Electric
Generator Report-Nonutility."  -  2001 forward-EIA, Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report."
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)