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

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Colorado Electricity Profile 2016

Table 1. 2016 Summary statistics (Colorado)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 16,078 26
Electric utilities 10,602 27
IPP & CHP 5,476 18
Net generation (megawatthours) 54,418,480 29
Electric utilities 42,191,338 25
IPP & CHP 12,227,142 29
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 19,631 28
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 31,869 24
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 36,075 22
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7 28
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 1.2 16
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,458 11
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 54,802,037 26
Full service provider sales 54,802,037 21
Energy-only provider sales    
Direct use (megawatthours) 76,539 47
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.83 23
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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