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Data for May 2021 Release Date: July 26, 2021 Next Release Date: August 24, 2021 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2011-May 2021
(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
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 295,882 68,719 3,218 38,543 10,468 6,093 2,402 15,473 287,874 728,673 34,957 103,676 106,894
2020 337,510 87,743 3,148 37,249 10,444 6,079 2,282 16,930 291,111 792,496 41,740 129,483 132,631
Year 2019
January 24,301 3,470 111 3,465 930 528 214 1,390 24,798 59,207 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 22,623 3,704 131 3,042 843 464 191 1,293 22,881 55,172 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 25,773 5,639 260 3,217 908 490 227 1,422 26,334 64,269 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 28,915 6,427 325 2,807 833 468 208 1,254 27,820 69,059 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 25,779 6,826 336 3,051 859 526 179 1,342 31,982 70,880 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 22,446 7,532 439 3,159 868 523 191 1,328 28,078 64,563 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 22,101 7,733 400 3,498 884 538 194 1,375 24,875 61,599 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 19,978 7,464 413 3,539 886 546 204 1,393 22,579 57,001 3,611 11,075 11,488
Sept 24,513 6,523 294 3,211 838 512 179 1,368 18,526 55,965 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 27,625 5,796 298 3,063 868 500 206 1,141 18,306 57,801 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 25,184 4,223 141 3,137 844 484 198 984 20,218 55,412 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 26,644 3,383 70 3,355 908 513 213 1,183 21,478 57,746 2,047 5,430 5,500
Year 2020
January 28,547 4,541 116 3,345 935 520 216 1,265 25,332 64,817 2,313 6,854 6,970
February 29,397 5,528 179 3,145 855 464 196 1,274 26,370 67,407 2,624 8,152 8,330
March 29,525 6,302 193 3,192 940 535 207 1,517 23,594 66,006 3,424 9,727 9,920
April 29,416 7,820 306 2,968 901 504 189 1,450 22,112 65,665 3,817 11,637 11,943
May 28,309 9,354 413 3,094 913 518 186 1,450 30,485 74,721 4,269 13,622 14,035
June 29,524 9,270 371 2,988 816 475 166 1,371 29,059 74,040 4,270 13,541 13,911
July 22,270 10,048 430 3,106 863 528 174 1,435 27,676 66,528 4,407 14,455 14,885
August 22,413 9,151 356 3,303 878 537 174 1,430 24,082 62,324 4,201 13,352 13,708
Sept 23,064 7,621 270 2,941 847 492 173 1,392 19,162 55,963 3,724 11,345 11,615
October 28,880 7,087 259 2,802 834 485 196 1,380 18,321 60,245 3,399 10,486 10,744
November 33,704 5,731 164 3,105 799 487 190 1,489 21,832 67,501 2,767 8,498 8,662
December 32,462 5,289 92 3,260 864 535 214 1,478 23,086 67,279 2,526 7,815 7,907
Year 2021
January 30,427 5,652 80 3,253 880 527 213 1,404 26,159 68,596 2,749 8,401 8,481
February 26,673 6,367 134 2,936 776 459 184 1,327 22,137 60,994 2,939 9,307 9,441
March 39,558 9,083 259 3,199 874 523 208 1,265 21,349 76,318 4,092 13,176 13,435
April 35,908 10,589 334 2,726 814 505 190 1,304 19,257 71,626 4,593 15,182 15,516
May 33,192 12,073 394 3,051 837 518 195 1,388 23,408 75,055 5,055 17,128 17,522
Year to Date
2019 127,392 26,066 1,163 15,582 4,373 2,477 1,018 6,701 133,815 318,586 13,670 39,736 40,899
2020 145,194 33,545 1,207 15,744 4,544 2,540 995 6,955 127,894 338,616 16,447 49,992 51,199
2021 165,758 43,764 1,202 15,165 4,181 2,532 989 6,688 112,310 352,588 19,428 63,193 64,395
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2020 313,684 76,198 3,262 38,705 10,640 6,156 2,379 15,727 281,953 748,703 37,735 113,932 117,194
2021 358,074 97,963 3,143 36,670 10,080 6,071 2,276 16,663 275,527 806,468 44,721 142,684 145,827

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 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.