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State Electricity Profiles

Data for: 2021 Release Date: November 10, 2022 Next Release Date: December 2023
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United States Electricity Profile 2021

Table 1. 2021 Summary statistics (United States)
Item Value
Primary energy source Natural gas
Net summer capacity (megawatts) 1,145,857
Electric utilities 611,780
IPP & CHP 534,077
Net generation (megawatthours) 4,108,302,835
Electric utilities 2,210,187,303
IPP & CHP 1,898,115,532
Sulfur Dioxide (short tons) 1,287,303
Nitrogen Oxide (short tons) 1,381,337
Carbon Dioxide (thousand metric tons) 1,651,911
Sulfur Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 0.6
Nitrogen Oxide (lbs/MWh) 0.7
Carbon Dioxide (lbs/MWh) 885
Total retail sales (megawatthours) 3,805,874,253
Full service provider sales 3,230,307,294
Energy-only provider sales 575,566,959
Direct use (megawatthours) 138,915,068
Average retail price (cents/kWh) 11.10
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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