6.1 : Electric Utility Energy Consumption




6.1.4 U.S. Electricity Net Generation, by Plant Type (Billion kWh)
Renewables Growth Rate
Natural Gas Petroleum Coal Hydr(1) Oth(2) Total Nuclear CHP (3) Tot.(4) 2010-year
1980 346 246 1,162 276 6 282 251 N.A. 2,286 -
1981 346 206 1,203 261 6 267 273 N.A. 2,295 -
1982 305 147 1,192 309 5 314 283 N.A. 2,241 -
1983 274 144 1,259 332 6 339 294 N.A. 2,310 -
1984 297 120 1,342 321 9 330 328 N.A. 2,416 -
1985 292 100 1,402 281 11 292 384 N.A. 2,470 -
1986 249 137 1,386 291 12 302 414 N.A. 2,487 -
1987 273 118 1,464 250 12 262 455 N.A. 2,572 -
1988 253 149 1,541 223 12 235 527 N.A. 2,704 -
1989 267 158 1,554 269 28 297 529 42 2,848 -
1990 265 118 1,560 290 35 324 577 61 2,905 -
1991 268 112 1,552 286 38 324 613 72 2,940 -
1992 271 90 1,577 250 40 290 619 91 2,939 -
1993 267 101 1,642 278 42 320 610 108 3,048 -
1994 300 92 1,640 254 42 296 640 123 3,092 -
1995 317 62 1,658 305 39 345 673 141 3,197 -
1996 273 69 1,743 341 41 382 675 147 3,287 -
1997 291 80 1,793 351 41 392 629 148 3,333 -
1998 336 116 1,823 318 42 360 674 154 3,462 -
1999 357 105 1,832 315 44 359 728 155 3,536 -
2000 399 98 1,911 271 45 316 754 165 3,643 -
2001 427 113 1,852 214 39 253 769 170 3,583 -
2002 457 83 1,881 260 44 304 780 194 3,700 -
2003 421 109 1,916 272 45 317 764 196 3,722 -
2004 491 109 1,921 265 49 314 789 184 3,809 -
2005 553 111 1,956 267 53 320 782 180 3,903 -
2006 618 55 1,934 286 62 349 787 165 3,908 -
2007 686 57 1,962 246 71 317 806 177 4,006 -
2008 683 39 1,932 253 94 347 806 167 3,974 -
2009 723 32 1,712 272 113 384 799 159 3,809 -
2010 776 32 1,799 289 100 390 807 165 3,969 -
2011 796 27 1,745 296 172 468 786 159 3,982 0.3%
2012 843 26 1,653 296 148 444 799 161 3,928 -0.5%
2013 808 26 1,648 297 172 469 814 158 3,924 -0.4%
2014 861 26 1,596 297 186 483 826 161 3,952 -0.1%
2015 906 26 1,560 297 197 494 830 160 3,977 0.0%
2016 886 26 1,584 297 207 504 846 160 4,007 0.2%
2017 860 27 1,633 297 212 510 860 161 4,051 0.3%
2018 866 27 1,651 298 224 522 867 161 4,094 0.4%
2019 875 27 1,668 298 230 528 879 161 4,138 0.5%
2020 876 27 1,674 298 246 544 887 161 4,169 0.5%
2021 883 27 1,681 298 254 552 893 160 4,197 0.5%
2022 882 27 1,698 298 261 559 900 160 4,226 0.5%
2023 868 27 1,727 298 270 568 906 160 4,256 0.5%
2024 871 28 1,741 298 278 576 911 160 4,287 0.6%
2025 854 28 1,779 298 288 586 917 160 4,325 0.6%
2026 872 28 1,789 298 292 590 917 161 4,357 0.6%
2027 885 28 1,804 298 295 593 917 161 4,388 0.6%
2028 911 28 1,804 298 302 600 917 161 4,420 0.6%
2029 941 28 1,806 299 303 602 917 161 4,455 0.6%
2030 970 28 1,815 299 306 605 913 161 4,492 0.6%
2031 995 29 1,828 299 310 609 906 160 4,526 0.6%
2032 1,026 29 1,833 299 317 615 898 160 4,560 0.6%
2033 1,046 29 1,841 299 327 626 892 160 4,594 0.6%
2034 1,059 29 1,850 299 344 643 888 159 4,627 0.6%
2035 1,068 29 1,857 299 353 652 894 159 4,659 0.6%
Note(s): 1) Electricity used for hydroelectric pumped storage is subtracted from this conventional hydroelectric generation. 2) Includes geothermal, municipal solid waste, wood, biomass, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, and wind. 3) CHP = Combined heat and Power. Includes CHP plants whose primary business is to sell electricity and heat to the public. 4) Includes batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, distributed generation, and other miscellaneous technologies that are not listed individually.









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