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State Electricity Profiles

Data for 2019  |  Release date: November 2, 2020  |  Next release date: December 2021  

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Colorado Electricity Profile 2019

Table 1. 2019 Summary statistics (Colorado)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 16,592 26
Electric utilities 10,822 26
IPP & CHP 5,770 19
Net generation (megawatthours) 56,337,734 30
Electric utilities 43,713,457 24
IPP & CHP 12,624,277 30
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 11,555 30
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 21,518 28
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 33,912 19
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.4 30
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8 23
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,324 11
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 56,520,823 26
Full service provider sales 56,520,823 21
Energy-only provider sales . .
Direct use (megawatthours) 86,056 50
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.17 21
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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