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Data for 2018  |  Release date: December 31, 2019  |  Next release date: December 2020  

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California Electricity Profile 2018

Table 1. 2018 Summary statistics (California)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 75,926 2
Electric utilities 28,348 3
IPP & CHP 47,579 3
Net generation (megawatthours) 195,265,412 4
Electric utilities 75,238,779 14
IPP & CHP 120,026,634 4
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 1,458 45
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 74,011 4
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 43,579 17
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.0 50
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 25
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 491 44
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 255,349,610 2
Full service provider sales 207,394,914 3
Energy-only provider sales 47,954,696 5
Direct use (megawatthours) 12,859,245 3
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 16.58 7
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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