Table 3.3.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Independent Power Producers, 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 63,538 129 734 8,990 6,718 6,829 1,095 13,826 24,308 126,168 N/A N/A N/A
2010 81,547 316 789 9,118 7,227 6,742 1,116 14,101 22,351 143,306 N/A N/A N/A
2011 102,981 734 777 8,709 7,120 6,217 1,237 14,180 26,117 168,071 N/A N/A N/A
2012 117,822 2,737 787 9,214 7,852 6,056 1,176 14,419 20,923 180,987 N/A N/A N/A
2013 141,306 6,969 813 9,768 8,442 5,838 1,139 14,770 22,018 211,063 N/A N/A N/A
2014 153,825 13,769 2,317 11,977 9,062 5,838 1,261 14,761 19,861 232,670 0 13,769 16,086
2015 160,135 19,841 3,121 11,545 9,202 5,806 1,342 14,829 17,996 243,816 0 19,841 22,962
2016 191,720 30,194 3,308 10,382 9,255 5,965 1,486 14,746 18,539 285,594 0 30,194 33,502
2017 217,006 46,128 3,248 10,416 9,505 5,652 1,479 14,905 23,034 331,372 0 46,128 49,376
2018 233,931 54,796 3,540 10,021 9,162 5,891 1,226 14,924 23,812 357,303 0 54,796 58,337
2019 251,968 61,290 3,190 9,237 8,739 5,096 1,043 14,260 24,288 379,111 0 61,290 64,480
Year 2017
January 17,944 2,051 90 860 819 518 136 1,313 1,941 25,672 0 2,051 2,140
February 18,734 2,387 136 796 747 440 124 1,158 1,809 26,332 0 2,387 2,523
March 21,798 3,888 297 905 819 454 134 1,309 2,175 31,779 0 3,888 4,185
April 21,634 4,236 310 728 774 440 116 1,251 2,410 31,899 0 4,236 4,546
May 19,808 4,977 402 765 804 484 132 1,214 2,503 31,089 0 4,977 5,378
June 17,164 5,245 464 848 792 479 129 1,198 2,182 28,501 0 5,245 5,708
July 13,905 4,877 311 958 796 484 126 1,284 2,045 24,784 0 4,877 5,188
August 12,004 4,652 337 991 795 494 111 1,274 1,703 22,361 0 4,652 4,989
September 15,321 4,355 343 922 763 447 104 1,244 1,399 24,898 0 4,355 4,698
October 20,604 4,009 313 831 773 447 113 1,137 1,336 29,564 0 4,009 4,323
November 19,217 2,808 130 875 791 466 132 1,216 1,864 27,498 0 2,808 2,937
December 18,873 2,643 117 936 833 499 123 1,305 1,667 26,996 0 2,643 2,760
Year 2018
January 21,738 2,873 127 956 786 492 124 1,268 1,856 30,221 0 2,873 3,000
February 19,802 3,361 188 846 741 472 125 1,192 1,929 28,657 0 3,361 3,549
March 22,718 4,314 248 857 794 494 120 1,278 2,114 32,936 0 4,314 4,563
April 22,700 5,216 306 727 751 466 114 1,115 2,392 33,786 0 5,216 5,522
May 20,941 5,898 427 810 765 461 110 1,293 2,264 32,969 0 5,898 6,325
June 21,456 6,333 512 890 745 516 98 1,214 1,724 33,489 0 6,333 6,845
July 14,135 5,839 374 944 761 524 83 1,281 1,700 25,642 0 5,839 6,214
August 17,218 5,754 403 900 774 517 87 1,279 1,858 28,792 0 5,754 6,158
September 15,627 5,049 425 810 700 465 82 1,243 1,692 26,094 0 5,049 5,475
October 18,162 4,238 270 738 770 489 98 1,192 1,855 27,812 0 4,238 4,508
November 18,827 3,219 167 753 774 487 86 1,247 2,150 27,712 0 3,219 3,386
December 20,606 2,701 91 789 802 508 98 1,322 2,277 29,194 0 2,701 2,792
Year 2019
January 20,777 3,059 109 857 770 438 91 1,270 2,266 29,636 0 3,059 3,167
February 19,563 3,266 128 718 700 390 76 1,182 2,162 28,187 0 3,266 3,395
March 21,789 4,987 256 733 749 409 97 1,302 2,368 32,691 0 4,987 5,243
April 24,404 5,704 319 604 699 384 90 1,171 2,429 35,804 0 5,704 6,023
May 22,095 6,073 333 731 729 441 72 1,245 2,591 34,310 0 6,073 6,406
June 19,143 6,798 439 780 727 437 84 1,223 2,198 31,827 0 6,798 7,236
July 18,944 6,982 398 836 740 454 88 1,269 1,942 31,653 0 6,982 7,380
August 17,339 6,754 409 843 739 459 91 1,288 1,592 29,513 0 6,754 7,163
September 20,723 5,821 292 804 696 431 83 1,264 1,416 31,530 0 5,821 6,112
October 23,342 5,170 296 701 725 419 95 1,052 1,607 33,406 0 5,170 5,466
November 21,181 3,718 141 815 705 406 87 901 1,672 29,627 0 3,718 3,859
December 22,668 2,959 70 815 762 430 88 1,093 2,044 30,928 0 2,959 3,028

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.