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State Electricity Profiles

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

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Colorado Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Colorado)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 17,632 23
Electric utilities 11,394 23
IPP & CHP 6,238 20
Net generation (megawatthours) 54,115,011 31
Electric utilities 38,880,293 24
IPP & CHP 15,234,718 27
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 9,095 28
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 18,934 28
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 29,071 20
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.3 29
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7 24
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,182 14
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 56,050,264 26
Full service provider sales 56,050,264 21
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 83,313 48
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.27 19
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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