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State Electricity Profiles

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

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United States Electricity Profile 2019

Table 1. 2019 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,099,110
Electric utilities 604,533
IPP & CHP 494,578
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,126,882,144
Electric utilities 2,265,027,858
IPP & CHP 1,861,854,286
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,396,287
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,478,815
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,724,396
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 919
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,811,150,463
Full service provider sales 3,227,719,227
Energy-only provider sales 583,431,236
Direct use (megawatthours) 143,458,489
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.54
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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