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Data for 2016  |  Release Date: January 25, 2018  |  Next Release: December 2018  

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United States Electricity Profile 2016

Table 1. 2016 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,074,333
Electric utilities 604,121
IPP & CHP 470,211
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,076,827,488
Electric utilities 2,304,922,755
IPP & CHP 1,771,904,732
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,991,544
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,796,999
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,928,401
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1.0
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.9
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 1,041
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,762,461,630
Full service provider sales 3,202,446,422
Energy-only provider sales 560,015,208
Direct use (megawatthours) 139,830,160
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.27
kWh = Kilowatthours.
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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