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Data for April 2020  |  Release date: June 24, 2020  |  Next release: July 24, 2020  |
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Table 1.2.C. Net Generation by Energy Source: Commercial Sector, 2010-May 2020
(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
2010 1,111 117 7 4,725 3 0 80 5 1,709 0 834 8,592 N/A N/A N/A
2011 1,049 86 3 5,487 3 0 26 84 2,392 0 950 10,080 N/A N/A N/A
2012 883 191 6 6,603 0 0 28 148 2,397 0 1,046 11,301 N/A N/A N/A
2013 839 118 5 7,154 0 0 44 294 2,662 0 1,118 12,234 N/A N/A N/A
2014 595 247 9 7,227 0 0 38 371 2,862 0 1,171 12,520 5,146 5,516 5,516
2015 509 183 8 7,471 0 0 35 416 2,803 0 1,170 12,595 5,689 6,106 6,106
2016 383 77 6 7,730 0 0 217 529 2,697 0 1,068 12,706 6,158 6,687 6,687
2017 329 103 8 8,042 0 0 240 521 2,729 0 1,088 13,060 7,685 8,206 8,206
2018 303 132 7 8,419 0 0 227 525 2,688 0 1,010 13,312 9,798 10,324 10,324
2019 275 112 5 8,647 0 0 211 608 2,701 0 1,065 13,624 11,097 11,705 11,705
Year 2018
January 40 41 1 671 0 0 19 29 229 0 84 1,114 552 581 581
February 32 7 1 626 0 0 19 31 206 0 72 995 605 636 636
March 27 7 1 647 0 0 21 43 227 0 83 1,058 820 863 863
April 24 8 0.47 585 0 0 24 50 217 0 81 989 907 957 957
May 21 7 0 656 0 0 24 57 221 0 90 1,076 992 1,048 1,048
June 20 7 0 737 0 0 21 62 224 0 92 1,163 1,003 1,065 1,065
July 21 11 0 875 0 0 19 59 223 0 90 1,298 1,036 1,094 1,094
August 23 9 0 892 0 0 17 56 230 0 90 1,318 993 1,049 1,049
Sept 24 7 1 771 0 0 16 46 213 0 80 1,156 893 938 938
October 20 7 1 668 0 0 14 39 223 0 83 1,055 786 826 826
November 25 12 1 622 0 0 16 29 212 0 77 993 623 652 652
December 24 9 1 669 0 0 17 25 262 0 88 1,095 589 614 614
Year 2019
January 33 13 1 719 0 0 NM 32 255 0 94 1,167 632 665 665
February 28 8 1 670 0 0 NM 32 228 0 80 1,064 680 711 711
March 32 8 1 702 0 0 NM 51 253 0 89 1,157 938 990 990
April 21 7 1 644 0 0 NM 57 206 0 88 1,046 1,042 1,099 1,099
May 19 8 0 682 0 0 NM 61 200 0 90 1,084 1,121 1,182 1,182
June 14 7 0 690 0 0 21 67 217 0 92 1,106 1,130 1,196 1,196
July NM 10 0 813 0 0 NM 70 226 0 91 1,247 1,184 1,254 1,254
August 18 13 0 841 0 0 NM 67 219 0 93 1,268 1,128 1,196 1,196
Sept 21 11 0 738 0 0 NM 57 213 0 90 1,141 1,006 1,063 1,063
October 20 10 0 701 0 0 NM 48 227 0 83 1,099 890 937 937
November 21 9 0 710 0 0 NM 37 225 0 82 1,099 688 725 725
December 26 9 1 738 0 0 16 30 234 0 92 1,145 658 688 688
Year 2020
January 22 9 2 753 0 0 NM 34 229 0 90 1,157 732 767 767
February 28 5 1 676 0 0 NM 41 224 0 79 1,075 830 871 871
March 21 7 0 657 0 0 16 49 239 0 86 1,076 1,083 1,131 1,131
April 12 5 0 573 0 0 16 64 219 0 81 968 1,192 1,256 1,256
May 15 7 0 606 0 0 25 74 219 0 88 1,034 1,303 1,377 1,377
Year to Date
2018 145 71 4 3,185 0 0 107 209 1,101 0 411 5,233 3,875 4,085 4,085
2019 134 44 4 3,416 0 0 102 233 1,142 0 442 5,518 4,413 4,647 4,647
2020 99 33 2 3,265 0 0 96 262 1,130 0 424 5,310 5,140 5,402 5,402
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2019 291 106 8 8,651 0 0 NM 549 2,729 0 1,041 13,597 10,336 10,885 10,885
2020 NM 101 3 8,496 0 0 NM 637 2,690 0 1,047 13,417 11,824 12,461 12,461

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 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.