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Data for May 2022 Release Date: July 26, 2022 Next Release Date: August 24, 2022 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2012-May 2022
(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
2012 1,514,043 13,403 9,787 1,225,894 11,898 769,331 276,240 4,327 214,006 -4,950 13,787 4,047,765 N/A N/A N/A
2013 1,581,115 13,820 13,344 1,124,836 12,853 789,016 268,565 9,036 244,472 -4,681 13,588 4,065,964 N/A N/A N/A
2014 1,581,710 18,276 11,955 1,126,635 12,022 797,166 259,367 17,691 261,522 -6,174 13,393 4,093,564 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 1,352,398 17,372 10,877 1,333,482 13,117 797,178 249,080 24,893 270,268 -5,091 13,955 4,077,528 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 1,239,149 13,008 11,197 1,378,307 12,807 805,694 267,812 36,054 305,579 -6,686 13,689 4,076,610 18,812 51,483 54,866
2017 1,205,835 12,414 8,976 1,296,442 12,469 804,950 300,333 53,287 332,963 -6,495 13,008 4,034,183 23,990 74,008 77,277
2018 1,149,487 16,245 8,981 1,469,133 13,463 807,084 292,524 63,825 350,467 -5,905 12,973 4,178,277 29,539 89,773 93,365
2019 964,957 11,522 6,819 1,585,814 12,591 809,409 287,874 71,937 368,862 -5,261 13,331 4,127,855 34,957 103,676 106,894
2020 773,393 9,662 7,679 1,624,167 11,818 789,879 285,274 89,199 408,531 -5,321 12,855 4,007,135 41,522 127,588 130,721
2021 898,679 11,315 7,467 1,575,230 11,283 778,152 260,225 114,678 451,484 -5,112 12,140 4,115,540 49,025 160,779 163,703
Year 2020
January 65,140 915 633 135,916 1,155 74,170 24,498 4,459 34,248 -377 1,093 341,850 2,313 6,665 6,771
February 56,201 749 540 127,871 1,152 65,911 25,868 5,561 34,972 -247 971 319,550 2,623 8,006 8,184
March 50,731 691 704 125,905 1,047 63,997 23,823 6,350 35,601 -353 1,092 309,587 3,424 9,581 9,774
April 40,675 626 614 110,301 802 59,170 23,194 7,921 35,533 -325 1,073 279,583 3,816 11,431 11,736
May 46,527 691 610 116,943 884 64,338 29,976 9,653 34,247 -367 1,090 304,593 4,267 13,508 13,921
June 65,283 818 801 142,833 867 67,205 27,999 9,654 35,766 -499 1,018 351,745 4,269 13,553 13,923
July 89,709 914 837 181,260 937 69,385 26,742 10,610 28,760 -686 1,093 409,562 4,405 14,586 15,015
August 91,145 887 787 173,390 1,094 68,982 23,284 9,315 29,072 -784 1,107 398,280 4,199 13,158 13,514
Sept 68,407 755 439 141,164 1,013 65,727 18,679 7,732 28,851 -525 1,016 333,258 3,722 11,185 11,454
October 59,805 876 351 131,242 918 59,362 18,810 7,085 34,438 -423 1,067 313,531 3,310 10,137 10,395
November 61,182 800 612 109,658 950 61,760 20,893 5,767 38,932 -369 1,067 301,250 2,687 8,290 8,453
December 78,588 940 751 127,685 999 69,871 21,508 5,091 38,112 -368 1,169 344,346 2,489 7,489 7,580
Year 2021
January 81,483 888 714 125,960 1,077 71,732 25,814 5,726 36,721 -424 1,105 350,796 2,743 8,388 8,468
February 87,849 1,728 679 111,111 846 62,954 21,624 6,413 32,525 -425 920 326,223 2,927 9,206 9,340
March 62,037 757 679 106,565 854 63,708 21,574 9,272 46,015 -236 1,061 312,285 4,089 13,102 13,361
April 53,989 753 392 106,920 855 57,092 19,201 10,830 41,708 -197 961 292,504 4,593 15,089 15,423
May 63,900 802 510 114,131 886 63,394 22,795 12,292 39,566 -416 998 318,859 5,044 16,943 17,336
June 87,356 866 441 148,843 932 66,070 24,075 11,841 32,704 -376 1,002 373,754 5,111 16,631 16,952
July 101,600 823 688 169,663 1,010 68,832 22,113 11,915 27,743 -685 1,047 404,749 5,208 16,866 17,123
August 101,923 1,168 748 172,859 1,028 69,471 20,954 11,813 33,024 -670 1,035 413,353 4,944 16,416 16,757
Sept 78,891 907 639 138,062 982 64,484 17,966 11,106 34,619 -434 979 348,201 4,394 15,199 15,501
October 62,614 865 633 131,490 1,048 56,945 17,999 9,243 38,250 -427 979 319,638 3,854 12,874 13,096
November 57,160 845 778 122,458 877 62,749 20,460 7,874 41,694 -377 978 315,495 3,264 10,949 11,137
December 59,878 912 564 127,169 889 70,720 25,650 6,355 46,916 -445 1,076 339,684 2,853 9,117 9,208
Year 2022
January 87,506 3,254 531 136,317 971 70,577 27,017 8,004 44,266 -493 1,017 378,967 3,301 11,172 11,305
February 70,762 1,000 605 115,615 832 61,862 23,670 9,203 43,740 -412 891 327,767 3,646 12,690 12,848
March 60,768 949 473 112,003 894 63,154 26,139 11,891 49,027 -318 972 325,952 5,025 16,660 16,916
April 55,056 715 523 105,934 904 55,290 20,194 13,484 51,591 -265 923 304,349 5,518 18,681 19,002
May 62,288 819 706 127,926 1,050 63,382 23,952 15,151 47,742 -467 953 343,502 6,089 20,869 21,240
Year to Date
2020 259,274 3,672 3,102 616,936 5,041 327,585 127,359 33,944 174,600 -1,668 5,319 1,555,164 16,442 49,191 50,386
2021 349,257 4,929 2,975 564,687 4,518 318,881 111,007 44,532 196,534 -1,698 5,044 1,600,666 19,396 62,728 63,928
2022 336,379 6,737 2,838 597,795 4,652 314,264 120,973 57,732 236,366 -1,955 4,756 1,680,536 23,579 80,072 81,311
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2021 863,376 10,918 7,553 1,571,919 11,295 781,174 268,922 99,787 430,465 -5,351 12,580 4,052,638 44,476 141,125 144,263
2022 885,801 13,123 7,330 1,608,338 11,417 773,534 270,190 127,878 491,316 -5,368 11,852 4,195,411 53,207 178,123 181,086

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 2020 and prior years are final. Values for 2021 and 2022 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.