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Data for September 2020 Release Date: November 24, 2020 Next Release Date: December 24, 2020 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1. Net Generation by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors), 2010-September 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 1,847,290 23,337 13,724 987,697 11,313 806,968 260,203 1,212 165,961 -5,501 12,855 4,125,060 N/A N/A N/A
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 13,461 4,093,606 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 14,028 4,077,601 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 13,754 4,076,675 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 13,096 4,034,271 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 11,619 6,819 1,585,717 12,591 809,409 287,874 71,937 367,886 -5,261 13,334 4,126,882 34,957 103,676 106,894
Year 2018
January 119,284 5,555 965 110,293 1,097 74,649 25,064 3,319 32,443 -547 1,109 373,230 1,619 4,810 4,938
February 82,050 804 754 98,512 1,092 64,790 24,902 3,896 29,415 -315 994 306,894 1,766 5,472 5,663
March 80,626 830 642 106,524 1,158 67,033 25,861 5,056 33,200 -490 1,108 321,547 2,434 7,233 7,490
April 73,346 872 666 98,371 1,099 59,133 28,115 6,057 32,446 -377 1,028 300,756 2,740 8,482 8,796
May 85,227 1,040 517 115,284 1,167 67,320 30,444 6,849 30,419 -390 1,070 338,948 3,011 9,430 9,860
June 101,503 1,066 834 130,826 1,091 69,688 27,597 7,415 31,193 -433 1,104 371,886 3,059 9,957 10,474
July 115,376 988 913 164,749 1,172 72,456 25,100 6,755 23,316 -644 1,111 411,290 3,146 9,521 9,901
August 115,129 1,047 879 161,676 1,301 72,282 22,017 6,695 26,601 -747 1,146 408,028 3,017 9,303 9,712
Sept 96,544 1,055 799 141,786 1,104 64,725 19,166 5,961 24,718 -603 1,004 356,258 2,674 8,205 8,635
October 87,264 1,015 562 123,142 1,016 59,397 19,548 4,970 27,426 -492 1,084 324,932 2,392 7,087 7,361
November 92,819 1,006 656 108,168 1,045 63,954 21,913 3,743 28,334 -343 1,075 322,369 1,905 5,480 5,648
December 100,319 966 795 109,802 1,120 71,657 22,797 3,110 30,956 -522 1,139 342,139 1,775 4,792 4,885
Year 2019
January 100,905 1,420 800 121,582 1,025 73,701 24,798 3,580 30,776 -323 1,194 359,457 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 79,929 822 692 112,135 948 64,715 22,881 3,836 28,379 -389 1,003 314,951 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 78,352 827 574 115,806 1,086 65,080 26,334 5,899 31,941 -409 1,080 326,568 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 59,922 788 401 104,053 948 60,581 27,820 6,752 34,425 -103 1,015 296,602 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 71,885 947 737 117,053 1,054 67,124 31,982 7,162 31,651 -368 1,117 330,343 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 78,540 966 563 137,828 1,009 68,805 28,078 7,971 28,453 -385 1,101 352,928 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 100,771 1,009 791 171,942 1,185 72,199 24,875 8,133 28,534 -622 1,157 409,973 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 94,040 1,054 684 174,955 1,147 71,911 22,579 7,877 26,518 -579 1,211 401,397 3,611 11,075 11,488
Sept 85,707 931 581 149,688 1,112 66,064 18,526 6,817 30,556 -671 1,142 360,452 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 66,777 951 200 130,941 924 62,033 18,306 6,093 33,298 -373 1,100 320,250 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 75,549 907 333 117,904 1,047 64,125 20,218 4,364 30,688 -509 1,082 315,708 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 72,581 996 463 131,830 1,107 73,074 21,478 3,453 32,667 -529 1,133 338,253 2,047 5,430 5,500
Year 2020
January 65,100 964 662 133,154 1,104 74,170 25,425 4,690 34,431 -377 1,085 340,408 2,314 6,888 7,004
February 56,101 766 500 125,554 1,132 65,950 26,393 5,717 35,025 -247 961 317,853 2,627 8,150 8,344
March 50,643 715 684 123,654 1,009 63,997 23,423 6,434 35,599 -353 1,083 306,887 3,435 9,659 9,869
April 40,593 636 591 107,929 747 59,170 21,957 8,048 35,350 -325 1,067 275,763 3,829 11,543 11,878
May 46,529 707 587 115,855 808 64,338 30,559 9,734 34,328 -367 1,088 304,167 4,277 13,565 14,011
June 65,274 865 808 143,180 756 67,205 29,138 9,529 35,694 -499 1,016 352,967 4,288 13,418 13,817
July 89,845 963 907 185,433 854 69,385 27,753 10,379 28,686 -686 1,089 414,610 4,442 14,376 14,821
August 91,165 926 809 174,130 1,002 68,982 24,228 9,370 28,889 -784 1,096 399,812 4,240 13,254 13,610
Sept 68,396 795 457 141,407 947 65,727 19,182 7,757 29,017 -525 1,007 334,167 3,756 11,244 11,514
Year to Date
2018 869,087 13,259 6,968 1,128,021 10,281 612,076 228,266 52,003 263,750 -4,548 9,675 3,188,838 23,467 72,414 75,471
2019 750,049 8,766 5,822 1,205,042 9,513 610,178 227,872 58,026 271,233 -3,850 10,019 3,152,671 27,851 83,168 85,877
2020 573,646 7,337 6,004 1,250,296 8,359 598,925 228,058 71,660 297,017 -4,161 9,491 3,046,634 33,208 102,096 104,868
Rolling 12 Months Ending in September
2019 1,030,450 11,752 7,835 1,546,154 12,695 805,186 292,130 69,848 357,950 -5,207 13,317 4,142,111 33,923 100,527 103,771
2020 788,553 10,191 7,001 1,630,971 11,437 798,157 288,060 85,570 393,670 -5,572 12,807 4,020,845 40,315 122,604 125,885

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 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.