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Data for 2017  |  Release Date: January 8, 2019  |  Next Release: December 2019  

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California Electricity Profile 2017

Table 1. 2017 Summary statistics (California)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 76,414 2
Electric utilities 28,317 3
IPP & CHP 48,096 2
Net generation (megawatthours) 206,146,392 4
Electric utilities 90,422,390 7
IPP & CHP 115,724,002 4
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 1,471 44
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 75,546 5
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 44,433 15
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 50
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7 25
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 474 44
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 257,267,937 2
Full service provider sales 220,953,449 3
Energy-only provider sales 36,314,488 5
Direct use (megawatthours) 12,794,860 3
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 16.06 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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