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Data for October 2020 Release Date: December 23, 2020 Next Release Date: January 26, 2021 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2010-October 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 294,906 68,719 3,218 38,543 10,468 6,093 2,402 15,473 287,874 727,697 34,957 103,676 106,894
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 24,248 3,470 111 3,465 930 528 214 1,390 24,798 59,154 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 22,547 3,704 131 3,042 843 464 191 1,293 22,881 55,095 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 25,677 5,639 260 3,217 908 490 227 1,422 26,334 64,174 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 28,854 6,427 325 2,807 833 468 208 1,254 27,820 68,997 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 25,695 6,826 336 3,051 859 526 179 1,342 31,982 70,795 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 22,385 7,532 439 3,159 868 523 191 1,328 28,078 64,502 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 22,043 7,733 400 3,498 884 538 194 1,375 24,875 61,542 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 19,951 7,464 413 3,539 886 546 204 1,393 22,579 56,974 3,611 11,075 11,488
Sept 24,448 6,523 294 3,211 838 512 179 1,368 18,526 55,899 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 27,521 5,796 298 3,063 868 500 206 1,141 18,306 57,698 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 25,042 4,223 141 3,137 844 484 198 984 20,218 55,269 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 26,496 3,383 70 3,355 908 513 213 1,183 21,478 57,598 2,047 5,430 5,500
Year 2020
January 28,149 4,575 116 3,345 935 521 216 1,265 25,425 64,546 2,314 6,888 7,004
February 29,092 5,523 194 3,145 855 464 196 1,274 26,393 67,135 2,627 8,150 8,344
March 29,204 6,223 211 3,196 940 535 207 1,517 23,423 65,456 3,435 9,659 9,869
April 29,336 7,714 335 2,970 901 504 189 1,450 21,957 65,355 3,829 11,543 11,878
May 28,163 9,288 446 3,099 913 518 186 1,449 30,559 74,622 4,277 13,565 14,011
June 29,872 9,130 400 2,993 816 475 168 1,369 29,138 74,361 4,288 13,418 13,817
July 22,579 9,934 445 3,112 863 528 174 1,431 27,753 66,818 4,442 14,376 14,821
August 22,571 9,013 356 3,302 878 537 174 1,426 24,228 62,486 4,240 13,254 13,610
Sept 23,176 7,488 270 2,938 847 492 173 1,390 19,182 55,956 3,756 11,244 11,514
October 29,419 7,067 259 2,802 834 485 196 1,379 18,350 60,792 3,401 10,468 10,727
Year to Date
2018 226,345 53,641 3,332 34,269 9,165 5,936 2,271 13,190 247,814 595,963 25,859 79,500 82,832
2019 243,369 61,113 3,006 32,051 8,716 5,096 1,992 13,306 246,178 614,829 30,683 91,796 94,803
2020 271,561 75,955 3,031 30,903 8,782 5,058 1,880 13,950 246,409 657,528 36,609 112,564 115,595
Rolling 12 Months Ending in October
2019 289,691 67,706 3,267 38,719 10,587 6,296 2,445 16,083 290,888 725,682 34,363 102,069 105,335
2020 323,098 83,560 3,242 37,395 10,534 6,055 2,290 16,116 288,105 770,395 40,884 124,444 127,686

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 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.