Table 3.3.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Independent Power Producers, 2007 - 2017
(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
2007 30,089 6 595 8,486 5,177 7,061 839 13,498 19,109 84,860 N/A N/A N/A
2008 48,464 60 787 8,750 6,057 6,975 1,040 13,643 23,451 109,226 N/A N/A N/A
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 46,127 3,248 10,416 9,505 5,652 1,479 14,905 23,034 331,372 0 46,127 49,375
Year 2015
January 12,520 1,007 59 1,023 713 478 96 1,267 1,491 18,653 0 1,007 1,066
February 12,471 1,211 161 983 641 412 101 1,177 1,104 18,261 0 1,211 1,372
March 12,615 1,634 277 993 737 437 99 1,303 1,625 19,721 0 1,634 1,911
April 15,040 1,831 362 876 742 452 84 1,198 2,175 22,760 0 1,831 2,193
May 14,541 1,971 329 866 778 483 95 1,296 1,515 21,874 0 1,971 2,300
June 11,572 1,995 364 980 758 483 114 1,209 1,867 19,343 0 1,995 2,359
July 11,699 2,062 362 1,044 847 530 129 1,263 1,892 19,828 0 2,062 2,425
August 11,069 2,103 377 1,085 801 525 124 1,252 1,216 18,553 0 2,103 2,481
September 11,642 1,746 301 961 758 479 116 1,118 954 18,076 0 1,746 2,047
October 13,541 1,558 204 826 764 501 123 1,226 1,135 19,878 0 1,558 1,762
November 16,447 1,398 201 914 816 499 129 1,240 1,301 22,945 0 1,398 1,599
December 16,976 1,324 124 995 847 525 131 1,280 1,721 23,922 0 1,324 1,448
Year 2016
January 15,660 1,279 84 903 748 497 125 1,235 1,884 22,416 0 1,279 1,363
February 16,980 1,830 236 908 722 448 132 1,155 1,991 24,402 0 1,830 2,065
March 18,678 2,168 252 897 777 468 122 1,222 2,100 26,684 0 2,168 2,420
April 17,256 2,400 262 706 774 474 132 1,145 1,993 25,142 0 2,400 2,662
May 16,156 2,813 374 755 808 530 111 1,248 1,847 24,643 0 2,813 3,188
June 13,734 2,827 402 823 772 513 113 1,162 1,410 21,756 0 2,827 3,229
July 15,287 3,224 466 932 782 520 113 1,222 1,306 23,852 0 3,224 3,690
August 11,673 3,340 361 1,003 778 520 135 1,232 1,217 20,259 0 3,340 3,701
September 13,654 3,036 358 903 737 482 133 1,236 996 21,535 0 3,036 3,394
October 17,241 2,719 246 764 688 479 120 1,258 1,080 24,594 0 2,719 2,965
November 16,173 2,396 180 864 828 497 126 1,271 1,122 23,458 0 2,396 2,576
December 19,228 2,162 88 924 841 538 122 1,359 1,591 26,854 0 2,162 2,250
Year 2017
January 17,203 1,786 90 860 871 518 135 1,291 1,918 24,672 0 1,786 1,876
February 18,100 2,212 136 796 742 440 123 1,158 1,894 25,602 0 2,212 2,348
March 21,250 3,644 297 905 823 454 133 1,307 2,358 31,170 0 3,644 3,941
April 21,027 4,048 310 729 787 440 117 1,247 2,538 31,243 0 4,048 4,358
May 19,386 4,875 402 765 814 484 132 1,197 2,628 30,682 0 4,875 5,277
June 16,934 5,308 464 848 793 479 128 1,133 2,185 28,272 0 5,308 5,772
July 13,801 5,055 311 958 781 484 126 1,267 2,030 24,812 0 5,055 5,366
August 11,801 4,720 337 991 777 494 111 1,257 1,617 22,105 0 4,720 5,056
September 15,257 4,412 343 922 757 447 106 1,212 1,228 24,684 0 4,412 4,755
October 21,183 4,167 313 831 762 447 114 1,151 1,221 30,189 0 4,167 4,480
November 20,316 2,964 130 875 780 466 132 1,202 1,891 28,756 0 2,964 3,093
December 20,747 2,937 117 936 818 499 123 1,482 1,526 29,185 0 2,937 3,054

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.