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Data for 2016  |  Release Date: January 25, 2018  |  Next Release: December 2018  

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California Electricity Profile 2016

Table 1. 2016 Summary statistics (California)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 76,537 2
Electric utilities 28,239 4
IPP & CHP 48,298 2
Net generation (megawatthours) 196,963,215 4
Electric utilities 81,155,619 10
IPP & CHP 115,807,596 4
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 2,697 43
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 76,219 5
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 47,008 15
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 51
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 28
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 525 42
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 256,846,635 2
Full service provider sales 227,562,074 3
Energy-only provider sales 29,284,561 8
Direct use (megawatthours) 12,289,369 3
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 15.23 7
kWh = Kilowatthours.
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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