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Data for February 2021 Release Date: April 26, 2021 Next Release Date: May 25, 2021 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.2.C. Net Generation by Energy Source: Commercial Sector, 2011-February 2021
(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
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 268 116 5 8,610 0 0 188 587 2,840 0 1,076 13,689 11,002 11,588 11,588
2020 235 94 2 8,207 0 0 206 673 2,771 0 1,041 13,230 12,884 13,557 13,557
Year 2019
January 29 19 1 706 0 0 16 30 263 0 95 1,160 629 659 659
February 27 9 1 654 0 0 15 34 236 0 81 1,057 676 710 710
March 33 8 1 711 0 0 19 50 262 0 90 1,173 933 983 983
April 22 7 1 646 0 0 19 54 216 0 88 1,053 1,032 1,086 1,086
May 18 7 0 663 0 0 22 58 213 0 91 1,072 1,110 1,168 1,168
June 13 6 0 711 0 0 18 63 229 0 93 1,133 1,118 1,181 1,181
July 18 9 0 869 0 0 16 69 240 0 92 1,313 1,171 1,241 1,241
August 17 12 0 852 0 0 15 64 235 0 94 1,290 1,116 1,181 1,181
Sept 21 10 0 731 0 0 12 55 230 0 91 1,150 994 1,049 1,049
October 21 9 0 666 0 0 11 46 235 0 84 1,072 881 927 927
November 23 9 0 667 0 0 12 36 235 0 84 1,066 683 719 719
December 27 10 1 735 0 0 14 26 246 0 93 1,151 657 684 684
Year 2020
January 22 10 2 751 0 0 NM 36 238 0 91 1,167 736 772 772
February 29 6 1 688 0 0 NM 43 232 0 80 1,096 834 877 877
March 22 6 0 663 0 0 NM 52 248 0 88 1,095 1,082 1,134 1,134
April 13 5 0 562 0 0 NM 64 226 0 82 966 1,189 1,253 1,253
May 14 7 0 597 0 0 NM 74 234 0 89 1,038 1,309 1,383 1,383
June 17 7 0 680 0 0 NM 72 220 0 85 1,104 1,305 1,378 1,378
July 17 10 0 817 0 0 NM 78 230 0 92 1,264 1,356 1,434 1,434
August 15 10 0 798 0 0 NM 68 230 0 90 1,228 1,302 1,369 1,369
Sept 24 8 0 717 0 0 13 56 216 0 84 1,119 1,159 1,216 1,216
October 17 8 0 623 0 0 NM 52 226 0 84 1,023 1,018 1,070 1,070
November 19 8 0 624 0 0 NM 42 231 0 86 1,025 809 851 851
December 26 9 0 687 0 0 NM 36 242 0 90 1,105 783 819 819
Year 2021
January 25 10 0 685 0 0 NM 35 251 0 94 1,121 861 897 897
February 36 NM 1 616 0 0 NM 41 216 0 70 1,013 935 976 976
Year to Date
2019 56 29 2 1,360 0 0 31 64 499 0 176 2,217 1,305 1,369 1,369
2020 51 15 2 1,439 0 0 NM 79 470 0 172 2,264 1,570 1,649 1,649
2021 62 25 1 1,300 0 0 39 77 467 0 164 2,133 1,796 1,873 1,873
Rolling 12 Months Ending in February
2020 263 103 5 8,689 0 0 NM 602 2,810 0 1,071 13,736 11,267 11,869 11,869
2021 245 NM 1 8,068 0 0 NM 671 2,768 0 1,033 13,100 13,109 13,780 13,780

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 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.