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

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Alabama Electricity Profile 2017

Table 1. 2017 Summary statistics (Alabama)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 29,725 11
Electric utilities 20,618 11
IPP & CHP 9,107 11
Net generation (megawatthours) 139,964,250 6
Electric utilities 101,709,381 4
IPP & CHP 38,254,869 9
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 39,321 19
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 32,137 21
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 53,192 12
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.6 29
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.5 43
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 836 35
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 86,241,730 16
Full service provider sales 86,241,730 12
Energy-only provider sales    
Direct use (megawatthours) 4,928,261 8
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.83 28
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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