Total U.S. electricity net generation from 1990 to 2017, by fuel (in billion kilowatt hours)*

Electricity generation by fuel in the United States 1990-2017 This statistic represents the total electricity net generation in the United States between 1990 and 2017, by source. Here, around 1,272.86 terawatt hours of electricity were generated from natural gas in 2017.
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CoalNuclear electric powerNatural gasHydroelectric pumped storagePetroleumOther gasesRenewables**
19901,594.01576.86372.77-3.51126.4610.38357.24
19951,709.43673.4496.06-2.7374.5513.87384.8
20001,966.27753.89601.04-5.54111.2213.96356.48
20052,012.87781.99760.96-6.56122.2313.46357.65
20101,847.29806.97987.7-5.537.0611.31427.38
20111,733.43790.21,013.69-6.4230.1811.57513.34
20121,514.04769.331,225.89-4.9523.1911.9494.57
20131,581.12789.021,124.84-4.6827.1612.85522.07
20141,581.71797.171,126.61-6.1730.2312.02538.58
20151,352.4797.181,333.48-5.0928.2513.12544.24
20161,239.15805.691,378.31-6.6924.2112.81609.06
20171,207.9804.951,272.86-6.521.0914.16703.31
CoalNuclear electric powerNatural gasHydroelectric pumped storagePetroleumOther gasesRenewables**
19901,594.01576.86372.77-3.51126.4610.38357.24
19951,709.43673.4496.06-2.7374.5513.87384.8
20001,966.27753.89601.04-5.54111.2213.96356.48
20052,012.87781.99760.96-6.56122.2313.46357.65
20101,847.29806.97987.7-5.537.0611.31427.38
20111,733.43790.21,013.69-6.4230.1811.57513.34
20121,514.04769.331,225.89-4.9523.1911.9494.57
20131,581.12789.021,124.84-4.6827.1612.85522.07
20141,581.71797.171,126.61-6.1730.2312.02538.58
20151,352.4797.181,333.48-5.0928.2513.12544.24
20161,239.15805.691,378.31-6.6924.2112.81609.06
20171,207.9804.951,272.86-6.521.0914.16703.31
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This statistic represents the total electricity net generation in the United States between 1990 and 2017, by source. Here, around 1,272.86 terawatt hours of electricity were generated from natural gas in 2017.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* According to the source, coal figures include anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel. Petroleum: fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil. Natural gas: natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels. Other gases: last furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels. Hydroelectric pumped storage: pumped storage facility production minus energy used for pumping.
** Renewable energy figures have been added up. They include the following sources: hydroelectric conventional, biomass, geothermal, solar/PV, wind.
The values have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

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