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North Carolina Renewable Electricity Profile 2010 North Carolina profile

Table 1. Summary Renewable Electric Power Industry Statistics (2010)  
Primary Renewable Energy Capacity Source Hydro Conventional
Primary Renewable Energy Generation Source Hydro Conventional
Capacity (megawatts) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Net Summer Electricity Capacity 27,674 100.0
Total Net Summer Renewable Capacity 2,499 9.0
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 1,956 7.1
Solar 35 0.1
Wind - -
Wood/Wood Waste 481 1.7
MSW/Landfill Gas 27 0.1
Other Biomass - -
Generation (thousand megawatthours) Value Percent of
State Total
Total Electricity Net Generation 128,678 100.0
Total Renewable Net Generation 6,840 5.3
Geothermal - -
Hydro Conventional 4,757 3.7
Solar 11 *
Wind - -
Wood/Wood Waste 1,876 1.5
MSW/Landfill Gas 136 0.1
Other Biomass 60 *
* = Absolute percentage less than 0.05.
- = No data reported.
Notes: Hydro Conventional does not include pumped storage. Solar includes solar thermal and photovoltaic. MSW = Municipal Solid Waste. Other Biomass includes agricultural byproducts/crops, sludge waste and other biomass solids, liquids and gases. MSW Biogenic includes paper and paper board, wood, food, leather, textiles and yard trimmings. Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Sources: Capacity: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report." Generation: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

More Tables on Renewable Electricity in North Carolina: Formats
Table 2. State Total Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity, by Energy Source, 2006 - 20010 (MW)
Table 3. State Renewable Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (MW)
Table 4. State Total Electric Power Industry Net Generation, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (Thousand MWh)
Table 5. State Renewable Electric Power Industry Net Generation, by Energy Source, 2006 - 2010 (Thousand MWh)


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