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

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Rhode Island Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Rhode Island)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 2,129 49
Electric utilities 7 49
IPP & CHP 2,122 39
Net generation (megawatthours) 8,894,940 47
Electric utilities 4 50
IPP & CHP 8,894,936 35
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 30 50
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 3,381 46
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 3,357 44
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 51
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 21
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 830 25
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 7,351,541 49
Full service provider sales 4,100,347 50
Energy-only provider sales 3,251,194 17
Direct use (megawatthours) 209,258 41
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 18.54 4
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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