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State Electricity Profiles

Data for 2020  |  Release date: November 4, 2021  |  Next release date: December 2022  

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Alabama Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Alabama)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 28,739 11
Electric utilities 20,446 12
IPP & CHP 8,293 14
Net generation (megawatthours) 137,542,702 6
Electric utilities 102,352,555 3
IPP & CHP 35,190,147 11
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 28,757 16
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 22,882 21
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 44,803 11
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.4 27
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.3 43
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 717 32
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 83,395,605 16
Full service provider sales 83,395,605 12
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 5,110,676 7
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.84 26
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, Annual Electric Generator Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report and predecessor forms.

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