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Data for April 2020  |  Release date: June 24, 2020  |  Next release: July 24, 2020  |
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Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2010-May 2020
(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
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
2017 1,205,835 12,414 8,976 1,296,442 12,469 804,950 300,333 53,287 332,963 -6,495 13,096 4,034,271 23,990 74,008 77,277
2018 1,149,487 16,245 8,981 1,469,133 13,463 807,084 292,524 63,825 350,467 -5,905 12,973 4,178,277 29,539 89,773 93,365
2019 966,148 11,576 6,991 1,581,815 13,634 809,409 273,707 72,234 374,494 -5,261 13,302 4,118,051 35,041 104,057 107,275
Year 2018
January 119,284 5,555 965 110,293 1,097 74,649 25,064 3,319 32,443 -547 1,109 373,230 1,619 4,810 4,938
February 82,050 804 754 98,512 1,092 64,790 24,902 3,896 29,415 -315 994 306,894 1,766 5,472 5,663
March 80,626 830 642 106,524 1,158 67,033 25,861 5,056 33,200 -490 1,108 321,547 2,434 7,233 7,490
April 73,346 872 666 98,371 1,099 59,133 28,115 6,057 32,446 -377 1,028 300,756 2,740 8,482 8,796
May 85,227 1,040 517 115,284 1,167 67,320 30,444 6,849 30,419 -390 1,070 338,948 3,011 9,430 9,860
June 101,503 1,066 834 130,826 1,091 69,688 27,597 7,415 31,193 -433 1,104 371,886 3,059 9,957 10,474
July 115,376 988 913 164,749 1,172 72,456 25,100 6,755 23,316 -644 1,111 411,290 3,146 9,521 9,901
August 115,129 1,047 879 161,676 1,301 72,282 22,017 6,695 26,601 -747 1,146 408,028 3,017 9,303 9,712
Sept 96,544 1,055 799 141,786 1,104 64,725 19,166 5,961 24,718 -603 1,004 356,258 2,674 8,205 8,635
October 87,264 1,015 562 123,142 1,016 59,397 19,548 4,970 27,426 -492 1,084 324,932 2,392 7,087 7,361
November 92,819 1,006 656 108,168 1,045 63,954 21,913 3,743 28,334 -343 1,075 322,369 1,905 5,480 5,648
December 100,319 966 795 109,802 1,120 71,657 22,797 3,110 30,956 -522 1,139 342,139 1,775 4,792 4,885
Year 2019
January 101,008 1,358 840 119,307 1,115 73,701 24,210 3,655 31,689 -323 1,195 357,754 1,906 5,451 5,561
February 80,104 806 747 111,005 1,110 64,715 21,826 3,827 28,927 -389 1,002 313,680 2,062 5,757 5,888
March 78,516 823 639 112,945 1,251 65,080 25,546 5,910 32,399 -409 1,082 323,782 2,918 8,568 8,828
April 60,008 788 446 103,006 1,071 60,581 25,483 6,835 35,441 -103 1,020 294,577 3,253 9,764 10,089
May 71,883 943 747 116,236 1,101 67,124 30,061 7,191 32,227 -368 1,124 328,269 3,558 10,414 10,750
June 78,610 976 555 136,994 1,025 68,805 26,469 8,006 29,202 -385 1,107 351,363 3,615 11,181 11,620
July 100,981 1,029 746 174,341 1,290 72,199 23,730 8,169 28,592 -622 1,162 411,616 3,772 11,541 11,941
August 94,177 1,084 687 176,458 1,202 71,911 21,041 7,888 26,597 -579 1,199 401,665 3,623 11,098 11,510
Sept 85,918 942 638 150,753 1,139 66,064 16,324 6,752 30,558 -671 1,128 359,545 3,216 9,674 9,968
October 66,829 955 198 133,667 997 62,033 16,292 6,131 34,060 -373 1,087 321,875 2,840 8,673 8,971
November 75,560 911 339 117,762 1,196 64,125 20,520 4,377 31,319 -509 1,070 316,672 2,232 6,467 6,608
December 72,554 961 409 129,342 1,136 73,074 22,206 3,494 33,480 -529 1,126 337,253 2,046 5,471 5,541
Year 2020
January 65,170 934 687 132,980 1,211 74,204 24,286 4,555 34,616 -406 1,084 339,320 2,293 6,733 6,848
February 56,072 749 452 126,024 1,234 65,950 25,077 5,652 35,006 -247 966 316,934 2,609 8,067 8,261
March 50,586 704 708 123,569 1,109 63,997 22,269 6,314 35,817 -353 1,058 305,779 3,409 9,513 9,723
April 40,576 624 626 108,138 801 59,170 20,771 8,010 35,415 -325 1,072 274,876 3,801 11,477 11,811
May 46,488 694 632 116,236 862 64,338 29,468 9,742 34,255 -367 1,088 303,434 4,245 13,541 13,987
Year to Date
2018 440,533 9,102 3,543 528,984 5,613 332,925 134,386 25,177 157,922 -2,119 5,309 1,641,375 11,571 35,427 36,748
2019 391,519 4,719 3,418 562,499 5,648 331,200 127,126 27,419 160,684 -1,592 5,423 1,618,062 13,697 39,953 41,116
2020 258,891 3,704 3,105 606,946 5,217 327,660 121,871 34,272 175,108 -1,698 5,267 1,540,343 16,358 49,331 50,630
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2019 1,100,473 11,862 8,856 1,502,648 13,498 805,359 285,264 66,066 353,228 -5,377 13,087 4,154,964 31,666 94,299 97,733
2020 833,521 10,561 6,678 1,626,263 13,203 805,869 268,452 79,087 388,918 -5,366 13,147 4,040,332 37,701 113,435 116,789

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 for 2018 and prior years are final. Values for 2019 and 2020 are preliminary. 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.