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Data for February 2022 Release Date: April 26, 2022 Next Release Date: May 24, 2022 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2012-February 2022
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Small Scale Generation Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities
Period Wind Solar
Photovoltaic
Solar
Thermal
Wood and
Wood-Derived
Fuels
Landfill
Gas
Biogenic
Municipal
Solid Waste
Other Waste Biomass Geothermal Conventional
Hydroelectric
Total Renewable Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar
Annual Totals
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 167,840 8,121 915 40,028 10,658 7,186 2,986 15,775 268,565 522,073 N/A N/A N/A
2014 181,655 15,250 2,441 42,340 11,220 7,228 3,202 15,877 259,367 538,579 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 190,719 21,666 3,227 41,929 11,291 7,211 3,201 15,918 249,080 544,241 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 226,993 32,670 3,384 40,947 11,218 7,265 3,331 15,826 267,812 609,445 18,812 51,483 54,866
2017 254,303 50,018 3,269 41,124 11,543 6,951 3,115 15,927 300,333 686,583 23,990 74,008 77,277
2018 272,667 60,234 3,592 40,936 11,036 7,136 2,724 15,967 292,524 706,816 29,539 89,773 93,365
2019 295,882 68,719 3,218 38,543 10,468 6,093 2,402 15,473 287,874 728,673 34,957 103,676 106,894
2020 337,938 86,066 3,133 36,210 10,212 6,080 2,201 15,890 285,274 783,003 41,522 127,588 130,721
2021 379,767 111,755 2,924 37,170 9,947 6,109 2,252 16,238 260,225 826,387 49,025 160,779 163,703
Year 2020
January 28,121 4,353 106 3,325 921 520 213 1,148 24,498 63,205 2,313 6,665 6,771
February 29,110 5,383 178 3,119 855 464 194 1,230 25,868 66,401 2,623 8,006 8,184
March 29,320 6,157 193 3,169 911 535 201 1,465 23,823 65,773 3,424 9,581 9,774
April 29,752 7,615 305 2,844 872 504 182 1,379 23,194 66,648 3,816 11,431 11,736
May 28,378 9,241 413 2,918 882 517 190 1,362 29,976 73,877 4,267 13,508 13,921
June 30,212 9,284 370 2,823 810 473 174 1,274 27,999 73,419 4,269 13,553 13,923
July 22,866 10,181 429 3,021 841 527 173 1,331 26,742 66,111 4,405 14,586 15,015
August 23,029 8,960 356 3,159 852 538 171 1,323 23,284 61,671 4,199 13,158 13,514
Sept 23,186 7,463 269 2,894 816 492 174 1,288 18,679 55,262 3,722 11,185 11,454
October 28,823 6,827 258 2,839 820 486 183 1,288 18,810 60,334 3,310 10,137 10,395
November 33,129 5,603 164 2,951 796 488 169 1,399 20,893 65,591 2,687 8,290 8,453
December 32,011 5,000 91 3,149 838 535 177 1,403 21,508 64,711 2,489 7,489 7,580
Year 2021
January 30,452 5,645 80 3,273 889 528 208 1,372 25,814 68,260 2,743 8,388 8,468
February 26,870 6,278 134 2,917 785 458 181 1,315 21,624 60,562 2,927 9,206 9,340
March 39,944 9,013 259 3,207 887 522 206 1,249 21,574 76,860 4,089 13,102 13,361
April 36,179 10,496 334 2,714 828 504 188 1,295 19,201 71,739 4,593 15,089 15,423
May 33,555 11,899 393 3,077 856 518 193 1,366 22,795 74,653 5,044 16,943 17,336
June 26,611 11,520 321 3,174 819 519 167 1,414 24,075 68,620 5,111 16,631 16,952
July 21,540 11,657 257 3,280 828 526 174 1,395 22,113 61,771 5,208 16,866 17,123
August 26,783 11,472 341 3,370 822 519 167 1,362 20,954 65,791 4,944 16,416 16,757
Sept 28,676 10,804 302 3,101 809 498 177 1,359 17,966 63,692 4,394 15,199 15,501
October 32,440 9,020 223 3,010 799 502 189 1,310 17,999 65,492 3,854 12,874 13,096
November 36,043 7,686 188 2,858 773 481 192 1,347 20,460 70,027 3,264 10,949 11,137
December 40,676 6,263 92 3,189 853 534 210 1,454 25,650 78,921 2,853 9,117 9,208
Year 2022
January 38,194 7,871 133 3,084 802 494 193 1,500 27,017 79,287 3,301 11,172 11,305
February 38,162 9,044 159 2,992 733 434 169 1,250 23,670 76,613 3,646 12,690 12,848
Year to Date
2020 57,232 9,736 284 6,443 1,776 984 407 2,378 50,366 129,606 4,935 14,671 14,956
2021 57,322 11,924 214 6,189 1,673 986 389 2,686 47,438 128,822 5,670 17,593 17,808
2022 76,356 16,915 291 6,076 1,535 928 362 2,750 50,687 155,899 6,946 23,862 24,153
Rolling 12 Months Ending in February
2021 338,028 88,254 3,063 35,956 10,110 6,082 2,183 16,198 282,346 782,219 42,257 130,511 133,573
2022 398,801 116,746 3,001 37,057 9,809 6,051 2,225 16,301 263,474 853,465 50,301 167,047 170,048

Wood and Wood-derived fuels include wood/wood waste solids (including paper pellets, railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, and wood waste solids), wood waste liquids (red liquor, sludge wood, spent sulfite liquor, and other wood-based liquids), and black liquor.
Other Waste Biomass includes sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases).
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.