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

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Colorado Electricity Profile 2017

Table 1. 2017 Summary statistics (Colorado)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 16,017 28
Electric utilities 10,418 27
IPP & CHP 5,599 20
Net generation (megawatthours) 53,844,006 30
Electric utilities 41,470,730 25
IPP & CHP 12,373,276 30
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 15,542 29
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 27,432 27
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 35,720 20
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.6 28
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 1.0 19
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,459 11
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 54,830,186 26
Full service provider sales 54,830,186 21
Energy-only provider sales    
Direct use (megawatthours) 76,519 49
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.99 24
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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