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  • Wisconsin's industrial sector, including agriculture and the energy-intensive manufacture of food and beverage products, is the state's largest energy-consuming end-use sector. In 2020, industry accounted for 31% of the state's total energy consumption.
  • In 2021, coal-fired power plants provided 42% of Wisconsin's electricity net generation, down from a high of 82% in 1997.
  • Natural gas fueled 34% of Wisconsin's in-state utility-scale generation in 2021, a share that is more than three times larger than a decade earlier.
  • In 2021, Wisconsin ranked ninth in the nation in fuel ethanol production capacity. Wisconsin’s nine ethanol plants can produce almost 600 million gallons of fuel ethanol per year, more than twice the amount consumed in the state.
  • Wisconsin consumes almost six times as much energy as it produces.

Last Updated: July 21, 2022

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