U.S. electric power plants by energy source 2016

This statistic represents the number of power plants in the United States in 2016, with a breakdown by energy source. That year, there were approximately 1,800 natural gas-fired power plants in the U.S.

Number of power plants in the United States in 2016, by energy source

Number of power plants
Natural Gas1,793
Solar1,721
Hydroelectric Conventional1,444
Oil1,076
Wind999
Coal400
Nuclear61
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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