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Data for 2018  |  Release date: December 31, 2019  |  Next release date: December 2020  

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United States Electricity Profile 2018

Table 1. 2018 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,094,740
Electric utilities 604,671
IPP & CHP 490,069
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,174,397,654
Electric utilities 2,333,570,082
IPP & CHP 1,840,827,572
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,732,195
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,637,146
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,874,346
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 988
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,860,118,798
Full service provider sales 3,276,041,361
Energy-only provider sales 584,077,437
Direct use (megawatthours) 144,113,808
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.53
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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