Table 3.2.A. Net Generation by Energy Source: Electric Utilities, 2011 - 2021
(Thousand Megawatthours)


Generation at Utility 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
Annual Totals
2011 1,301,107 11,688 9,428 414,843 29 415,298 291,413 216 21,717 -5,492 604 2,460,851
2012 1,146,480 9,892 5,664 504,958 0.28 394,823 252,936 639 27,378 -4,202 603 2,339,172
2013 1,188,452 9,446 9,522 501,427 798 406,114 243,040 943 31,474 -3,773 615 2,388,058
2014 1,173,073 10,696 9,147 501,440 112 419,871 238,185 1,218 33,278 -5,144 622 2,382,500
2015 998,385 10,386 8,278 619,003 199 416,680 229,640 1,494 35,992 -4,105 558 2,316,508
2016 922,399 9,069 8,881 655,744 154 424,400 247,787 1,995 40,666 -5,629 421 2,305,887
2017 893,639 8,567 6,711 625,094 149 424,485 275,677 3,348 42,763 -5,448 553 2,275,539
2018 863,505 10,108 6,817 722,916 151 424,251 267,336 4,916 44,184 -4,785 561 2,339,960
2019 722,885 8,313 5,112 787,745 154 430,672 262,364 6,785 48,403 -4,261 551 2,268,723
2020 582,374 7,182 5,663 815,414 45 428,953 264,650 9,945 59,797 -4,326 618 2,170,316
2021 674,804 8,791 5,728 777,057 12 429,227 228,689 13,911 75,338 -3,876 508 2,210,187
Year 2019
January 74,950 884 634 59,441 12 39,806 22,391 379 3,980 -247 42 202,271
February 59,507 580 564 55,808 22 34,243 20,610 403 3,431 -310 30 174,888
March 56,482 616 464 57,390 31 34,213 23,839 598 4,349 -309 31 177,704
April 44,228 545 276 51,906 -0.45 32,063 25,266 667 4,820 -26 35 159,780
May 55,130 685 552 59,841 -0.44 35,416 29,266 689 4,057 -305 41 185,371
June 60,199 723 398 70,711 23 36,847 25,767 662 3,649 -299 39 198,720
July 77,085 713 551 85,338 18 39,023 22,846 673 3,631 -505 36 229,409
August 72,032 802 501 88,047 16 39,218 20,913 640 3,139 -470 66 224,903
September 64,955 694 460 75,153 10 34,770 17,045 641 4,185 -583 59 197,388
October 49,301 701 146 64,703 0.34 32,289 16,625 574 4,600 -316 58 168,682
November 55,455 638 251 56,556 19 32,923 18,467 464 4,237 -424 56 168,643
December 53,561 730 315 62,852 2 39,861 19,330 395 4,325 -465 57 180,965
Year 2020
January 48,396 749 493 67,674 -0.15 40,721 22,509 540 4,647 -325 55 185,460
February 41,703 574 366 64,327 8 36,079 23,948 611 5,264 -182 53 172,751
March 38,368 484 521 64,323 19 35,133 21,612 795 5,045 -252 53 166,102
April 29,904 437 455 56,884 6 32,827 20,901 910 4,988 -252 47 147,107
May 34,966 509 436 61,430 8 34,392 27,694 1,086 4,690 -273 52 164,989
June 49,771 612 647 72,469 1 36,388 26,532 1,013 5,087 -420 43 192,144
July 69,484 677 664 89,966 6 37,583 25,226 1,052 3,708 -595 53 227,824
August 71,205 671 607 86,083 0.15 37,544 21,967 955 4,194 -675 57 222,608
September 53,212 571 289 68,800 -0.45 36,043 17,567 823 4,765 -438 43 181,674
October 44,186 666 169 65,427 -0.45 31,641 17,451 775 5,420 -346 48 165,437
November 43,774 586 438 54,351 -1 32,605 19,456 676 6,231 -281 55 157,891
December 57,404 645 578 63,681 -1 37,995 19,787 710 5,758 -287 59 186,330
Year 2021
January 60,119 732 538 62,011 -1 39,472 22,459 757 5,644 -333 45 191,445
February 66,231 1,188 537 53,913 5 34,339 18,612 791 5,417 -339 34 180,728
March 46,241 599 505 53,746 9 35,325 18,971 1,152 7,195 -142 43 163,643
April 40,784 611 261 54,243 -0.38 30,126 17,256 1,354 6,927 -102 46 151,506
May 49,417 635 360 57,584 -0.28 33,491 21,178 1,550 6,488 -323 40 170,419
June 66,424 672 340 74,852 -0.28 36,854 21,827 1,293 5,141 -270 43 207,176
July 76,452 652 539 84,947 -0.26 38,371 20,109 1,394 4,414 -551 35 226,361
August 77,465 935 600 85,233 -0.28 38,752 18,598 1,325 5,402 -531 47 227,827
September 60,311 740 482 66,832 0 35,306 15,289 1,265 6,036 -313 45 185,991
October 45,722 690 514 62,206 0 33,066 15,383 1,155 6,505 -333 43 164,951
November 41,646 647 620 58,942 0 34,882 17,373 992 7,861 -302 41 162,702
December 43,993 688 432 62,548 0 39,244 21,635 883 8,309 -338 46 177,439

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.