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State Electricity Profiles

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

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California Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (California)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 78,055 2
Electric utilities 28,426 2
IPP & CHP 49,629 2
Net generation (megawatthours) 193,074,930 4
Electric utilities 67,891,454 12
IPP & CHP 125,183,476 4
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 1,534 44
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 72,902 2
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 43,444 13
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 49
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 22
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 495 43
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 250,174,672 2
Full service provider sales 179,450,656 3
Energy-only provider sales 70,724,016 4
Direct use (megawatthours) 12,545,279 3
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 18.00 6
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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