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Data for 2017  |  Release Date: January 8, 2019  |  Next Release: December 2019  

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United States Electricity Profile 2017

Table 1. 2017 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,084,370
Electric utilities 605,507
IPP & CHP 478,863
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,034,268,431
Electric utilities 2,274,277,195
IPP & CHP 1,759,991,236
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,826,349
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,659,826
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,849,750
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.9
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.8
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,009
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,723,355,974
Full service provider sales 3,163,628,956
Energy-only provider sales 559,727,018
Direct use (megawatthours) 141,114,442
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.48
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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