U.S. electricity production costs from 2000 to 2014, by source (in cents per kilowatt hour)*

U.S. electricity production costs by source 2000-2014 The statistic represents the costs of electricity production in the United States between 2000 and 2014, by source. In 2014, the production cost of electricity generated from coal was 3.29 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. The average cost of electricity in the U.S. came to 9.43 U.S. dollar cents in 2015.
The global consumption of electricity can be found here.
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CoalGasNuclearPetroleum
20002.378.022.347.16
20012.438.032.246.59
20022.45.12.226.35
20032.377.022.177.53
20042.467.042.127.15
20052.678.812.069.81
20062.787.62.0811.22
20072.837.322.111.83
20083.098.642.1519.2
20093.275.482.1214.16
20103.365.352.2518.06
20113.464.792.2524.08
20123.43.532.4823.78
20133.294.122.3421.56
20143.294.582.422.49
CoalGasNuclearPetroleum
20002.378.022.347.16
20012.438.032.246.59
20022.45.12.226.35
20032.377.022.177.53
20042.467.042.127.15
20052.678.812.069.81
20062.787.62.0811.22
20072.837.322.111.83
20083.098.642.1519.2
20093.275.482.1214.16
20103.365.352.2518.06
20113.464.792.2524.08
20123.43.532.4823.78
20133.294.122.3421.56
20143.294.582.422.49
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The statistic represents the costs of electricity production in the United States between 2000 and 2014, by source. In 2014, the production cost of electricity generated from coal was 3.29 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. The average cost of electricity in the U.S. came to 9.43 U.S. dollar cents in 2015.
The global consumption of electricity can be found here.
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Release date
2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000 to 2014
Supplementary notes
* Values in 2014 U.S. dollar cents.
According to the source, production costs equal the sum of operations and maintenance costs and fuel costs. Production costs do not include indirect costs and are based on FERC Form 1 filings submitted by regulated utilities. Production costs are modeled for utilities that are not regulated.
According to the source, production costs equal operations and maintenance costs plus fuel costs.
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