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Largest U.S. electricity generation facilities (power plants) by annual net electricity generation (2019)
Rank Facility name Primary fuel/energy source State Net generation
(megawatthours)
1 Palo Verde Nuclear Arizona 31,920,368
2 Browns Ferry Nuclear Alabama 29,519,900
3 Peach Bottom Nuclear Pennsylvania 22,294,385
4 South Texas Project Nuclear Texas 21,993,297
5 Oconee Nuclear South Carolina 21,884,681
6 West County Energy Center Natural gas, distillate fuel oil Florida 21,486,002
7 TalenEnergy Susquehanna Nuclear Pennsylvania 20,919,007
8 Braidwood Generation Station Nuclear Illinois 20,251,140
9 Byron Generation Station Nuclear Illinois 20,117,981
10 Vogtle Nuclear Georgia 19,674,300
Source: Form EIA-923 database; final data for 2019
Largest U.S. electricity generation facilities (power plants) by electricity generating capacity (2019)
Rank Facility name Primary fuel/energy source State Summer capacity
(megawatts)
1 Grand Coulee Hydroelectric Washington 7,079
2 Palo Verde Nuclear Arizona 3,937
3 Browns Ferry Nuclear Alabama 3,774
4 West County Energy Center Natural gas Florida 3,756
5 W.A. Parish Natural gas, coal Texas 3,690
6 Scherer Coal Georgia 3,440
7 Bowen Coal Georgia 3,232
8 Gibson Coal Indiana 3,132
9 Monroe Coal, petroleum Michigan 3,080
10 Crystal River Coal, natural gas Florida 3,032
Source: Form EIA-860 database, final data for 2019

Last updated: September 25, 2020