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

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Kentucky Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (Kentucky)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Coal
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 17,599 24
Electric utilities 16,691 17
IPP & CHP 908 47
Net generation (megawatthours) 63,539,007 23
Electric utilities 62,567,918 15
IPP & CHP 971,089 49
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 40,591 7
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 31,024 15
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 49,750 8
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1.3 8
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 1.0 15
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,723 3
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 71,800,399 21
Full service provider sales 71,800,399 17
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 283,494 37
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 8.58 41
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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