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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.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2010-May 2020
(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
2010 94,652 423 789 37,172 8,377 7,927 2,613 15,219 260,203 427,376 N/A N/A N/A
2011 120,177 1,012 806 37,449 9,044 7,354 2,824 15,316 319,355 513,336 N/A N/A N/A
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 167,840 8,121 915 40,028 10,658 7,186 2,986 15,775 268,565 522,073 N/A N/A N/A
2014 181,655 15,250 2,441 42,340 11,220 7,228 3,202 15,877 259,367 538,579 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 190,719 21,666 3,227 41,929 11,291 7,211 3,201 15,918 249,080 544,241 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 226,993 32,670 3,384 40,947 11,218 7,265 3,331 15,826 267,812 609,445 18,812 51,483 54,866
2017 254,303 50,018 3,269 41,124 11,543 6,951 3,115 15,927 300,333 686,583 23,990 74,008 77,277
2018 272,667 60,234 3,592 40,936 11,036 7,136 2,724 15,967 292,524 706,816 29,539 89,773 93,365
2019 300,071 69,017 3,217 39,851 10,075 6,104 2,382 16,011 273,707 720,435 35,041 104,057 107,275
Year 2018
January 25,599 3,191 128 3,686 964 588 265 1,341 25,064 60,826 1,619 4,810 4,938
February 23,189 3,705 191 3,235 906 559 251 1,274 24,902 58,213 1,766 5,472 5,663
March 26,464 4,799 258 3,547 972 597 253 1,367 25,861 64,117 2,434 7,233 7,490
April 26,431 5,743 314 3,102 920 566 239 1,188 28,115 66,618 2,740 8,482 8,796
May 23,953 6,419 430 3,352 930 573 228 1,383 30,444 67,712 3,011 9,430 9,860
June 24,703 6,898 517 3,471 889 629 202 1,300 27,597 66,206 3,059 9,957 10,474
July 16,447 6,374 380 3,749 909 638 202 1,370 25,100 55,170 3,146 9,521 9,901
August 19,846 6,286 409 3,630 919 630 208 1,367 22,017 55,313 3,017 9,303 9,712
Sept 18,520 5,531 430 3,281 836 562 192 1,328 19,166 49,844 2,674 8,205 8,635
October 21,194 4,695 275 3,216 918 594 231 1,273 19,548 51,944 2,392 7,087 7,361
November 22,016 3,575 168 3,264 920 584 220 1,331 21,913 53,990 1,905 5,480 5,648
December 24,306 3,018 92 3,404 951 616 233 1,446 22,797 56,863 1,775 4,792 4,885
Year 2019
January 25,122 3,545 111 3,533 870 529 214 1,422 24,210 59,554 1,906 5,451 5,561
February 23,000 3,695 131 3,165 798 464 192 1,308 21,826 54,580 2,062 5,757 5,888
March 26,116 5,650 260 3,257 865 492 232 1,437 25,546 63,855 2,918 8,568 8,828
April 29,711 6,511 325 3,027 791 471 202 1,239 25,483 67,760 3,253 9,764 10,089
May 25,973 6,855 336 3,365 830 528 183 1,347 30,061 69,479 3,558 10,414 10,750
June 22,947 7,566 439 3,339 846 524 184 1,362 26,469 63,677 3,615 11,181 11,620
July 22,024 7,769 400 3,569 863 538 186 1,412 23,730 60,491 3,772 11,541 11,941
August 19,869 7,475 413 3,717 864 546 192 1,409 21,041 55,526 3,623 11,098 11,510
Sept 24,385 6,458 294 3,282 824 511 171 1,384 16,324 53,634 3,216 9,674 9,968
October 28,136 5,833 298 3,081 850 500 216 1,277 16,292 56,483 2,840 8,673 8,971
November 25,603 4,235 141 3,107 816 486 196 1,112 20,520 56,216 2,232 6,467 6,608
December 27,183 3,424 70 3,407 860 515 213 1,301 22,206 59,180 2,046 5,471 5,541
Year 2020
January 28,403 4,439 115 3,349 875 521 213 1,255 24,286 63,457 2,293 6,733 6,848
February 29,235 5,458 194 3,154 802 464 195 1,156 25,077 65,734 2,609 8,067 8,261
March 29,483 6,104 210 3,223 879 535 206 1,490 22,269 64,400 3,409 9,513 9,723
April 29,534 7,676 334 2,992 838 505 189 1,356 20,771 64,195 3,801 11,477 11,811
May 28,180 9,296 446 3,103 850 518 183 1,421 29,468 73,464 4,245 13,541 13,987
Year to Date
2018 125,636 23,857 1,321 16,922 4,693 2,883 1,236 6,553 134,386 317,486 11,571 35,427 36,748
2019 129,922 26,256 1,163 16,348 4,153 2,484 1,024 6,753 127,126 315,228 13,697 39,953 41,116
2020 144,836 32,973 1,299 15,822 4,242 2,543 986 6,678 121,871 331,250 16,358 49,331 50,630
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2019 276,953 62,633 3,434 40,362 10,496 6,737 2,512 16,167 285,264 704,558 31,666 94,299 97,733
2020 314,985 75,734 3,354 39,325 10,164 6,163 2,344 15,936 268,452 736,458 37,701 113,435 116,789

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 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.