Table 3.2.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Electric Utilities, 2009 - 2019
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Small Scale Generation Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities
Period Wind Solar
Photovoltaic
Solar
Thermal
Wood and
Wood-Derived
Fuels
Landfill
Gas
Biogenic
Municipal
Solid Waste
Other Waste Biomass Geothermal Conventional
Hydroelectric
Total Renewable Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar
Annual Totals
2009 10,348 28 1 1,748 866 184 261 1,182 247,198 261,815 N/A N/A N/A
2010 13,089 101 0.37 2,328 879 154 259 1,118 236,104 254,031 N/A N/A N/A
2011 17,140 187 29 2,023 957 165 295 1,137 291,413 313,346 N/A N/A N/A
2012 22,926 551 89 1,836 1,022 184 265 1,143 252,936 280,953 N/A N/A N/A
2013 26,436 841 102 2,534 1,114 197 188 1,005 243,040 275,457 N/A N/A N/A
2014 27,671 1,094 124 3,050 1,068 191 182 1,116 238,185 272,681 0 1,094 1,218
2015 30,412 1,388 106 3,018 1,061 195 218 1,089 229,640 267,125 0 1,388 1,494
2016 35,070 1,920 75 3,038 1,040 201 237 1,080 247,787 290,448 0 1,920 1,995
2017 37,068 3,326 22 3,226 1,103 184 161 1,022 275,677 321,788 0 3,326 3,348
2018 38,466 4,865 51 3,364 1,004 203 138 1,009 267,336 316,436 0 4,865 4,916
2019 42,660 6,757 28 2,784 964 122 126 771 262,364 316,576 0 6,757 6,785
Year 2017
January 2,836 158 0.25 329 96 14 13 94 24,538 28,078 0 158 158
February 3,338 194 -0.09 265 90 9 15 80 21,937 25,927 0 194 194
March 3,907 279 0 311 98 15 19 78 27,285 31,992 0 279 279
April 3,721 307 0 246 95 16 11 90 26,825 31,311 0 307 307
May 3,239 346 1 213 99 15 13 88 29,918 33,930 0 346 347
June 2,960 343 1 245 86 17 14 86 28,240 31,991 0 343 344
July 2,203 321 1 282 88 17 13 89 24,415 27,429 0 321 322
August 1,865 318 4 280 90 19 15 89 20,221 22,901 0 318 322
September 2,575 302 7 166 83 18 13 87 17,664 20,915 0 302 308
October 3,742 282 1 252 89 14 11 77 16,270 20,739 0 282 283
November 3,376 235 2 288 93 15 10 88 17,894 22,001 0 235 237
December 3,306 241 6 350 98 14 15 75 20,469 24,574 0 241 246
Year 2018
January 3,832 286 1 364 102 11 17 73 23,106 27,793 0 286 288
February 3,363 311 3 291 92 12 12 82 22,864 27,031 0 311 314
March 3,717 437 9 343 100 17 10 89 23,638 28,361 0 437 446
April 3,707 472 9 221 94 16 10 73 25,598 30,199 0 472 480
May 2,990 460 3 228 93 20 6 90 28,055 31,945 0 460 463
June 3,227 498 5 278 75 18 7 85 25,778 29,972 0 498 503
July 2,297 472 6 327 77 21 14 88 23,303 26,604 0 472 477
August 2,612 470 6 317 73 21 11 88 20,050 23,647 0 470 476
September 2,875 432 4 234 68 15 11 85 17,368 21,092 0 432 436
October 3,007 413 5 251 76 18 14 81 17,571 21,437 0 413 418
November 3,164 324 1 277 76 17 14 84 19,630 23,586 0 324 325
December 3,676 290 1 233 77 17 12 90 20,373 24,769 0 290 290
Year 2019
January 3,443 377 2 284 86 13 14 78 22,391 26,688 0 377 379
February 2,960 400 3 229 77 8 15 70 20,610 24,370 0 400 403
March 3,862 594 4 206 86 8 16 76 23,839 28,690 0 594 598
April 4,422 661 6 165 81 12 12 56 25,266 30,680 0 661 667
May 3,577 686 3 234 83 11 10 60 29,266 33,930 0 686 689
June 3,222 661 1 194 79 11 10 72 25,767 30,016 0 661 662
July 3,083 672 1 316 79 10 11 73 22,846 27,091 0 672 673
August 2,597 636 4 329 80 12 14 74 20,913 24,658 0 636 640
September 3,706 639 2 241 76 8 8 74 17,045 21,800 0 639 641
October 4,153 573 2 198 78 12 5 51 16,625 21,698 0 573 574
November 3,836 464 0.03 142 76 10 3 40 18,467 23,039 0 464 464
December 3,799 395 1 246 82 8 9 48 19,330 23,918 0 395 395

Wood and Wood-derived fuels include wood/wood waste solids (including paper pellets, railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, and wood waste solids), wood waste liquids (red liquor, sludge wood, spent sulfite liquor, and other wood-based liquids), and black liquor.
Other Waste Biomass includes sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases).
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.