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

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Tennessee Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Tennessee)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Nuclear
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 21,397 20
Electric utilities 20,711 11
IPP & CHP 686 48
Net generation (megawatthours) 80,566,010 19
Electric utilities 77,607,950 10
IPP & CHP 2,958,060 47
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 21,262 19
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 10,908 37
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 22,782 28
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.5 21
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.3 47
Carbon sioxide (lbs/MWh) 622 38
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 95,003,888 13
Full service provider sales 95,003,888 8
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 2,621,141 11
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.52 30
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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