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State Electricity Profiles

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

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United States Electricity Profile 2020

Table 1. 2020 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,115,682
Electric utilities 607,398
IPP & CHP 508,284
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,007,018,595
Electric utilities 2,167,576,810
IPP & CHP 1,839,441,785
Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,127,387
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,334,748
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,552,960
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.6
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 853
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,717,674,481
Full service provider sales 3,158,842,284
Energy-only provider sales 558,832,197
Direct use (megawatthours) 138,689,682
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 10.59
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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