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Data for August 2019  |  Release date: October 24, 2019     Next release: November 26, 2019  |
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Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2009-August 2019
(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
2009 73,886 157 735 36,050 7,924 8,058 2,461 15,009 273,445 417,724 N/A N/A N/A
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 50,017 3,269 41,152 11,543 6,951 3,115 15,927 300,333 686,610 23,990 74,007 77,276
2018 272,650 60,234 3,592 41,005 11,036 7,136 -762 15,967 292,524 703,382 29,539 89,773 93,365
Year 2017
January 19,840 1,940 90 3,505 1,050 617 280 1,383 26,788 55,494 1,246 3,186 3,276
February 21,198 2,419 136 3,186 910 528 256 1,239 23,643 53,515 1,384 3,804 3,939
March 24,993 3,949 297 3,457 1,007 557 290 1,385 29,272 65,205 1,972 5,921 6,218
April 24,613 4,385 310 3,149 956 544 254 1,337 29,390 64,939 2,195 6,580 6,891
May 22,450 5,261 402 3,189 989 604 267 1,283 32,384 66,829 2,423 7,684 8,086
June 19,809 5,710 465 3,439 956 588 251 1,214 30,222 62,655 2,487 8,197 8,662
July 15,960 5,442 311 3,703 948 604 261 1,355 26,491 55,077 2,555 7,996 8,308
August 13,621 5,093 341 3,753 945 617 246 1,345 21,851 47,812 2,480 7,573 7,914
Sept 17,855 4,766 349 3,294 914 558 224 1,297 19,067 48,325 2,225 6,991 7,340
October 25,306 4,507 314 3,306 921 558 238 1,229 18,284 54,663 1,990 6,497 6,811
November 24,082 3,278 131 3,430 951 571 272 1,289 20,565 54,569 1,561 4,839 4,970
December 24,575 3,267 123 3,738 995 606 276 1,571 22,377 57,528 1,472 4,739 4,861
Year 2018
January 25,597 3,191 128 3,698 964 588 265 1,341 25,064 60,836 1,619 4,810 4,938
February 23,188 3,705 191 3,241 906 559 251 1,274 24,902 58,218 1,766 5,472 5,663
March 26,462 4,799 258 3,554 972 597 253 1,367 25,861 64,121 2,434 7,233 7,490
April 26,429 5,743 314 3,108 920 566 239 1,188 28,115 66,623 2,740 8,482 8,796
May 23,952 6,419 430 3,358 930 573 -689 1,383 30,444 66,800 3,011 9,430 9,860
June 24,701 6,898 517 3,476 889 629 -699 1,300 27,597 65,308 3,059 9,957 10,474
July 16,445 6,374 380 3,753 909 638 -796 1,370 25,100 54,174 3,146 9,521 9,901
August 19,845 6,286 409 3,634 919 630 -462 1,367 22,017 54,646 3,017 9,303 9,712
Sept 18,518 5,531 430 3,286 836 562 192 1,328 19,166 49,849 2,674 8,205 8,635
October 21,193 4,695 275 3,223 918 594 231 1,273 19,548 51,950 2,392 7,087 7,361
November 22,014 3,575 168 3,271 920 584 220 1,331 21,913 53,996 1,905 5,480 5,648
December 24,305 3,018 92 3,405 951 616 233 1,446 22,797 56,862 1,775 4,792 4,885
Year 2019
January 25,137 3,530 111 3,533 868 529 207 1,420 24,215 59,551 1,910 5,441 5,551
February 22,994 3,679 131 3,164 796 464 186 1,307 21,829 54,551 2,066 5,746 5,877
March 26,102 5,625 260 3,252 863 492 229 1,435 25,550 63,809 2,925 8,549 8,809
April 29,706 6,481 325 3,022 791 471 202 1,237 25,486 67,723 3,260 9,741 10,066
May 25,971 6,825 336 3,365 830 528 184 1,346 30,063 69,447 3,566 10,390 10,727
June 22,942 7,531 439 3,342 846 524 184 1,361 26,471 63,641 3,622 11,153 11,593
July 22,020 7,732 400 3,571 862 538 187 1,411 23,733 60,454 3,783 11,515 11,915
August 19,867 7,431 413 3,717 864 546 192 1,408 20,792 55,229 3,630 11,061 11,474
Year to Date
2017 162,485 34,200 2,352 27,383 7,762 4,658 2,105 10,541 220,041 471,526 16,742 50,942 53,293
2018 186,620 43,415 2,627 27,820 7,411 4,780 -1,637 10,589 209,100 490,726 20,793 64,208 66,835
2019 194,740 48,835 2,415 26,966 6,720 4,092 1,571 10,926 198,140 494,404 24,762 73,597 76,012
Rolling 12 Months Ending in August
2018 278,437 59,233 3,544 41,589 11,192 7,073 -627 15,975 289,393 705,811 28,041 87,274 90,818
2019 280,770 65,653 3,379 40,151 10,346 6,447 2,446 16,304 281,564 707,060 33,508 99,161 102,541

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 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.