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

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North Carolina Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (North Carolina)
Item Value Rank
Primary energy source   Nuclear
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 35,141 8
Electric utilities 27,200 5
IPP & CHP 7,942 15
Net generation (megawatthours) 124,363,443 8
Electric utilities 104,613,247 2
IPP & CHP 19,750,196 18
Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (short tons) 33,254 14
Nitrogen oxide (short tons) 41,914 10
Carbon dioxide (thousand metric tons) 38,462 15
Sulfur dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.5 20
Nitrogen oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7 25
Carbon dioxide (lbs/MWh) 680 35
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 130,390,980 9
Full service provider sales 130,390,980 5
Energy-only provider sales 0 0
Direct use (megawatthours) 2,038,637 15
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 9.43 32
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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