Table 3.1.A. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2006 - 2016
(Thousand Megawatthours)

Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Small Scale Generation Net Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities
Period Coal Petroleum
Liquids
Petroleum
Coke
Natural
Gas
Other
Gas
Nuclear Hydroelectric
Conventional
Solar Renewable
Sources
Excluding
Hydroelectric and Solar
Hydroelectric
Pumped
Storage
Other Total Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar
Annual Totals
2006 1,990,511 44,460 19,706 816,441 14,177 787,219 289,246 508 96,018 -6,558 12,974 4,064,702 N/A N/A N/A
2007 2,016,456 49,505 16,234 896,590 13,453 806,425 247,510 612 104,626 -6,896 12,231 4,156,745 N/A N/A N/A
2008 1,985,801 31,917 14,325 882,981 11,707 806,208 254,831 864 125,237 -6,288 11,804 4,119,388 N/A N/A N/A
2009 1,755,904 25,972 12,964 920,979 10,632 798,855 273,445 891 143,388 -4,627 11,928 3,950,331 N/A N/A N/A
2010 1,847,290 23,337 13,724 987,697 11,313 806,968 260,203 1,212 165,961 -5,501 12,855 4,125,060 N/A N/A N/A
2011 1,733,430 16,086 14,096 1,013,689 11,566 790,204 319,355 1,818 192,163 -6,421 14,154 4,100,141 N/A N/A N/A
2012 1,514,043 13,403 9,787 1,225,894 11,898 769,331 276,240 4,327 214,006 -4,950 13,787 4,047,765 N/A N/A N/A
2013 1,581,115 13,820 13,344 1,124,836 12,853 789,016 268,565 9,036 244,472 -4,681 13,588 4,065,964 N/A N/A N/A
2014 1,581,710 18,276 11,955 1,126,609 12,022 797,166 259,367 17,691 261,522 -6,174 13,461 4,093,606 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 1,352,398 17,372 10,877 1,333,482 13,117 797,178 249,080 24,893 270,268 -5,091 14,028 4,077,601 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 1,239,149 13,008 11,197 1,378,307 12,807 805,694 267,812 36,054 305,579 -6,686 13,754 4,076,675 18,812 51,483 54,866
Year 2014
January 157,097 5,913 1,158 91,061 933 73,163 21,634 751 24,742 -290 1,092 377,255 624 1,321 1,375
February 143,294 1,847 916 75,942 817 62,639 17,396 835 20,166 -445 941 324,348 664 1,416 1,499
March 136,443 2,002 1,186 78,151 866 62,397 24,257 1,317 24,534 -421 1,093 331,823 907 2,042 2,224
April 109,281 911 842 76,782 854 56,385 25,440 1,487 24,989 -378 1,039 297,631 988 2,249 2,476
May 118,786 960 1,084 89,120 944 62,947 26,544 1,750 22,073 -601 1,118 324,724 1,092 2,549 2,842
June 137,577 889 1,131 98,468 969 68,138 25,744 1,923 22,541 -653 1,117 357,844 1,101 2,678 3,024
July 149,627 992 1,050 115,081 1,069 71,940 24,357 1,788 19,256 -545 1,163 385,780 1,149 2,674 2,936
August 148,452 1,014 1,036 122,348 1,135 71,129 19,807 1,879 17,141 -840 1,239 384,341 1,139 2,757 3,019
September 126,110 929 1,019 106,582 1,126 67,535 16,074 1,832 18,061 -542 1,159 339,887 1,046 2,621 2,879
October 111,296 908 609 97,683 1,082 62,391 17,159 1,717 21,002 -448 1,122 314,522 965 2,448 2,682
November 119,127 963 775 84,354 1,073 65,140 18,625 1,380 25,428 -531 1,161 317,495 792 2,024 2,171
December 124,620 947 1,149 91,038 1,153 73,363 22,329 1,032 21,590 -480 1,218 337,957 766 1,703 1,798
Year 2015
January 132,451 1,927 1,046 101,687 1,246 74,270 24,138 1,155 21,966 -551 1,120 360,455 746 1,838 1,902
February 126,977 5,221 1,100 91,315 1,025 63,461 22,286 1,484 21,078 -456 985 334,476 816 2,138 2,299
March 108,488 1,061 717 99,423 1,091 64,547 24,281 2,072 21,871 -409 1,051 324,192 1,134 2,920 3,206
April 88,989 919 809 92,806 979 59,784 22,471 2,379 24,115 -214 1,096 294,133 1,264 3,271 3,643
May 104,585 1,017 922 101,516 1,099 65,827 20,125 2,504 23,678 -370 1,185 322,087 1,394 3,553 3,898
June 125,673 1,040 821 121,478 1,118 68,516 20,414 2,558 20,003 -398 1,187 362,409 1,408 3,586 3,966
July 139,100 1,201 1,103 141,119 1,235 71,412 21,014 2,627 20,827 -513 1,293 400,419 1,487 3,734 4,114
August 134,670 1,093 1,040 139,084 1,196 72,415 19,122 2,688 20,134 -626 1,300 392,116 1,468 3,763 4,156
September 117,986 1,006 1,028 123,036 1,210 66,476 16,094 2,217 20,430 -544 1,182 350,122 1,330 3,238 3,547
October 96,759 945 827 110,005 906 60,571 16,630 1,910 22,798 -443 1,204 312,112 1,198 2,897 3,107
November 87,227 995 715 102,236 902 60,264 19,338 1,730 26,335 -285 1,197 300,653 982 2,507 2,712
December 89,495 948 749 109,777 1,110 69,634 23,166 1,570 27,032 -281 1,228 324,427 914 2,358 2,484
Year 2016
January 113,459 1,396 966 110,044 1,195 72,525 25,615 1,486 25,193 -312 1,153 352,719 980 2,380 2,465
February 92,705 1,299 910 98,552 1,062 65,638 24,139 2,242 26,496 -399 1,041 313,685 1,145 3,145 3,386
March 72,173 874 927 103,890 1,197 66,149 27,390 2,617 28,467 -384 1,090 304,390 1,525 3,885 4,143
April 72,113 833 1,006 98,876 1,132 62,732 25,878 2,880 26,787 -452 1,109 292,894 1,703 4,309 4,583
May 81,695 984 974 110,430 1,053 66,576 25,486 3,425 25,286 -321 1,195 316,784 1,879 4,916 5,304
June 116,034 972 1,005 131,395 1,043 67,175 23,237 3,473 22,763 -497 1,180 367,781 1,928 4,990 5,401
July 136,316 1,273 1,049 151,554 1,077 70,349 21,455 3,945 24,428 -784 1,225 411,887 2,000 5,474 5,945
August 135,635 1,258 1,078 154,760 1,064 71,526 19,570 3,969 20,496 -902 1,248 409,701 1,942 5,543 5,911
September 114,138 946 980 125,603 1,020 65,448 16,368 3,635 22,894 -715 1,168 351,484 1,735 5,007 5,370
October 99,194 937 635 102,898 913 60,733 17,339 3,191 26,558 -561 1,108 312,945 1,552 4,495 4,743
November 86,940 1,070 799 93,942 1,013 65,179 18,808 2,767 26,052 -607 1,098 297,062 1,257 3,840 4,024
December 118,747 1,166 869 96,364 1,037 71,662 22,528 2,424 30,159 -753 1,139 345,343 1,167 3,500 3,591

Coal includes anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; synthetic coal and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Liquids includes distillate and residual fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene, waste oil, and beginning in 2011, propane. Prior to 2011 propane was included in Other Gases.
Petroleum Coke includes petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011, petroleum coke-derived synthesis gas was included in Other Gases.
Other Gas includes blast furnace gas and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Prior to 2011, Other Gas included propane and synthesis gases.
See the Technical Notes for fuel conversion factors.
Renewable Sources include wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Other includes non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, hydrogen, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and other miscellaneous energy sources.
Notes: Beginning with 2001 data, non-biogenic municipal solid waste and tire-derived fuels are reclassified as non-renewable energy sources and included in Other. Biogenic municipal solid waste is included in Other Renewable Sources.
See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. NM=Not meaningful due to large standard error. W=Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report;
Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.
Estimated small scale solar photovoltaic generation and small scale solar photovoltaic capacity are based on data from Form EIA-861M, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.