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Data for October 2021 Release Date: December 23, 2021 Next Release Date: January 26, 2022 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2011-October 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 1,733,430 16,086 14,096 1,013,689 11,566 790,204 319,355 1,818 192,163 -6,421 14,154 4,100,141 N/A N/A N/A
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 1,126,609 12,022 797,166 259,367 17,691 261,522 -6,174 13,393 4,093,538 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 1,624,050 11,818 789,879 285,274 89,199 408,531 -5,321 12,855 4,007,019 41,522 127,588 130,721
Year 2019
January 100,905 1,413 800 121,589 1,025 73,701 24,798 3,580 30,829 -323 1,194 359,509 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 79,929 815 692 112,142 948 64,715 22,881 3,836 28,455 -389 1,003 315,026 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 78,352 816 574 115,813 1,086 65,080 26,334 5,899 32,036 -409 1,077 326,657 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 59,922 782 401 104,059 948 60,581 27,820 6,752 34,486 -103 1,015 296,663 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 71,885 937 737 117,059 1,054 67,124 31,982 7,162 31,736 -368 1,117 330,423 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 78,540 957 563 137,836 1,009 68,805 28,078 7,971 28,514 -385 1,101 352,988 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 100,771 1,004 791 171,955 1,185 72,199 24,875 8,133 28,591 -622 1,157 410,038 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 94,040 1,047 684 174,968 1,147 71,911 22,579 7,877 26,546 -579 1,211 401,430 3,611 11,075 11,488
Sept 85,707 923 581 149,697 1,112 66,064 18,526 6,817 30,622 -671 1,142 360,518 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 66,777 942 200 130,948 924 62,033 18,306 6,093 33,402 -373 1,100 320,352 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 75,549 899 333 117,910 1,047 64,125 20,218 4,364 30,830 -509 1,082 315,849 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 72,581 988 463 131,839 1,107 73,074 21,478 3,453 32,815 -529 1,133 338,402 2,047 5,430 5,500
Year 2020
January 65,140 915 633 135,905 1,155 74,170 24,498 4,459 34,248 -377 1,093 341,839 2,313 6,665 6,771
February 56,201 749 540 127,861 1,152 65,911 25,868 5,561 34,972 -247 971 319,540 2,623 8,006 8,184
March 50,731 691 704 125,895 1,047 63,997 23,823 6,350 35,601 -353 1,092 309,577 3,424 9,581 9,774
April 40,675 626 614 110,292 802 59,170 23,194 7,921 35,533 -325 1,073 279,574 3,816 11,431 11,736
May 46,527 691 610 116,934 884 64,338 29,976 9,653 34,247 -367 1,090 304,584 4,267 13,508 13,921
June 65,283 818 801 142,822 867 67,205 27,999 9,654 35,766 -499 1,018 351,734 4,269 13,553 13,923
July 89,709 914 837 181,248 937 69,385 26,742 10,610 28,760 -686 1,093 409,550 4,405 14,586 15,015
August 91,145 887 787 173,379 1,094 68,982 23,284 9,315 29,072 -784 1,107 398,269 4,199 13,158 13,514
Sept 68,407 755 439 141,155 1,013 65,727 18,679 7,732 28,851 -525 1,016 333,249 3,722 11,185 11,454
October 59,805 876 351 131,233 918 59,362 18,810 7,085 34,438 -423 1,067 313,523 3,310 10,137 10,395
November 61,182 800 612 109,651 950 61,760 20,893 5,767 38,932 -369 1,067 301,243 2,687 8,290 8,453
December 78,588 940 751 127,674 999 69,871 21,508 5,091 38,112 -368 1,169 344,335 2,489 7,489 7,580
Year 2021
January 81,443 889 714 125,912 1,077 71,732 25,813 5,721 36,723 -424 1,105 350,705 2,736 8,376 8,456
February 87,860 1,728 679 112,696 846 62,954 21,623 6,407 32,534 -425 922 327,824 2,921 9,194 9,328
March 62,045 756 679 106,428 854 63,708 21,574 9,263 46,016 -236 1,064 312,152 4,077 13,082 13,340
April 53,995 753 392 106,889 854 57,092 19,201 10,820 41,707 -197 964 292,469 4,578 15,064 15,398
May 63,909 802 510 114,108 886 63,394 22,792 12,279 39,566 -416 1,000 318,831 5,030 16,916 17,309
June 87,362 865 441 148,760 931 66,070 24,076 11,825 32,710 -376 1,005 373,671 5,097 16,601 16,922
July 101,604 823 688 169,577 1,010 68,832 22,114 11,899 27,750 -685 1,050 404,663 5,196 16,837 17,094
August 101,924 1,168 748 172,743 1,026 69,471 20,956 11,752 33,031 -670 1,800 413,949 4,931 16,343 16,683
Sept 78,896 907 639 138,000 974 64,484 17,966 11,044 34,621 -434 982 348,077 4,383 15,125 15,427
October 62,616 864 633 131,382 1,047 58,401 18,110 9,194 38,258 -427 982 321,062 3,861 12,833 13,056
Year to Date
2019 816,827 9,635 6,022 1,336,065 10,437 672,210 246,178 64,120 305,217 -4,223 11,116 3,473,604 30,683 91,796 94,803
2020 633,623 7,922 6,317 1,386,725 9,869 658,248 242,873 78,341 331,487 -4,584 10,620 3,361,440 36,347 111,810 114,687
2021 781,654 9,554 6,125 1,326,495 9,506 646,139 214,226 100,203 362,916 -4,289 10,873 3,463,402 42,810 140,370 143,014
Rolling 12 Months Ending in October
2020 781,753 9,809 7,113 1,636,474 12,023 795,447 284,569 86,158 395,132 -5,623 12,835 4,015,691 40,621 123,690 126,779
2021 921,424 11,294 7,488 1,563,820 11,455 777,770 256,626 111,061 439,960 -5,026 13,109 4,108,981 47,986 156,149 159,048

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 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.