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Data for January 2021 Release Date: March 24, 2021 Next Release Date: April 26, 2021 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2011-January 2021
(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
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 964,957 11,522 6,819 1,585,814 12,591 809,409 287,874 71,937 368,862 -5,261 13,331 4,127,855 34,957 103,676 106,894
2020 773,805 9,877 7,618 1,616,748 11,182 789,919 291,111 90,891 410,494 -5,321 12,761 4,009,085 41,740 129,483 132,631
Year 2019
January 100,905 1,413 800 121,589 1,025 73,701 24,798 3,580 30,829 -323 1,194 359,509 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 79,929 815 692 112,142 948 64,715 22,881 3,836 28,455 -389 1,003 315,026 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 78,352 816 574 115,813 1,086 65,080 26,334 5,899 32,036 -409 1,077 326,657 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 59,922 782 401 104,059 948 60,581 27,820 6,752 34,486 -103 1,015 296,663 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 71,885 937 737 117,059 1,054 67,124 31,982 7,162 31,736 -368 1,117 330,423 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 78,540 957 563 137,836 1,009 68,805 28,078 7,971 28,514 -385 1,101 352,988 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 100,771 1,004 791 171,955 1,185 72,199 24,875 8,133 28,591 -622 1,157 410,038 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 94,040 1,047 684 174,968 1,147 71,911 22,579 7,877 26,546 -579 1,211 401,430 3,611 11,075 11,488
Sept 85,707 923 581 149,697 1,112 66,064 18,526 6,817 30,622 -671 1,142 360,518 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 66,777 942 200 130,948 924 62,033 18,306 6,093 33,402 -373 1,100 320,352 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 75,549 899 333 117,910 1,047 64,125 20,218 4,364 30,830 -509 1,082 315,849 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 72,581 988 463 131,839 1,107 73,074 21,478 3,453 32,815 -529 1,133 338,402 2,047 5,430 5,500
Year 2020
January 65,100 950 662 133,158 1,105 74,170 25,332 4,657 34,828 -377 1,084 340,669 2,313 6,854 6,970
February 56,114 757 500 125,594 1,131 65,950 26,370 5,706 35,331 -247 961 318,168 2,624 8,152 8,330
March 50,644 707 684 123,697 1,014 63,997 23,594 6,496 35,916 -353 1,083 307,479 3,424 9,727 9,920
April 40,624 629 591 107,960 747 59,170 22,112 8,126 35,427 -325 1,067 276,127 3,817 11,637 11,943
May 46,530 700 587 115,871 810 64,338 30,485 9,767 34,469 -367 1,089 304,277 4,269 13,622 14,035
June 65,335 858 808 143,245 757 67,205 29,059 9,641 35,340 -499 1,016 352,766 4,270 13,541 13,911
July 89,831 956 838 185,445 856 69,385 27,676 10,478 28,375 -686 1,088 414,243 4,407 14,455 14,885
August 91,252 917 784 173,927 1,006 68,982 24,082 9,508 28,735 -784 1,096 399,504 4,201 13,352 13,708
Sept 68,448 792 457 141,453 948 65,727 19,162 7,891 28,910 -525 1,007 334,270 3,724 11,345 11,615
October 59,895 902 322 131,658 895 59,362 18,321 7,346 34,578 -423 1,054 313,910 3,399 10,486 10,744
November 61,332 801 643 109,037 940 61,760 21,832 5,895 39,774 -369 1,056 302,702 2,767 8,498 8,662
December 78,700 909 742 125,704 972 69,871 23,086 5,381 38,812 -368 1,160 344,970 2,526 7,815 7,907
Year 2021
January 81,806 886 703 125,323 985 71,832 26,159 5,732 36,704 -424 1,108 350,815 2,749 8,401 8,481
Year to Date
2019 100,905 1,413 800 121,589 1,025 73,701 24,798 3,580 30,829 -323 1,194 359,509 1,903 5,373 5,483
2020 65,100 950 662 133,158 1,105 74,170 25,332 4,657 34,828 -377 1,084 340,669 2,313 6,854 6,970
2021 81,806 886 703 125,323 985 71,832 26,159 5,732 36,704 -424 1,108 350,815 2,749 8,401 8,481
Rolling 12 Months Ending in January
2020 929,152 11,060 6,680 1,597,383 12,672 809,878 288,407 73,014 372,861 -5,315 13,222 4,109,015 35,367 105,158 108,381
2021 790,511 9,813 7,659 1,608,913 11,062 787,581 291,939 91,966 412,371 -5,369 12,785 4,019,232 42,176 131,030 134,142

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 2019 and prior years are final. Values for 2020 and 2021 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.