U.S. coal electricity generation 2005-2017

Electricity generation from coal in the United States from 2005 to 2017 (in million megawatt hours)*

U.S. coal electricity generation 2005-2017 This statistic represents the electricity net generation from coal in the United States between 2005 and 2017. Here, around 1.21 billion megawatt hours of electricity were generated from coal in 2017.
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Electricity generation from coal in the United States from 2005 to 2017 (in million megawatt hours)*

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Net generation in million megawatt hours
20052,012.87
20061,990.51
20072,016.46
20081,985.8
20091,755.9
20101,847.29
20111,733.43
20121,514.04
20131,581.12
20141,581.71
20151,352.4
20161,239.15
20171,207.9
Net generation in million megawatt hours
20052,012.87
20061,990.51
20072,016.46
20081,985.8
20091,755.9
20101,847.29
20111,733.43
20121,514.04
20131,581.12
20141,581.71
20151,352.4
20161,239.15
20171,207.9
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This statistic represents the electricity net generation from coal in the United States between 2005 and 2017. Here, around 1.21 billion megawatt hours of electricity were generated from coal in 2017.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2005 to 2017
Supplementary notes
According to the source, coal figures include anthracite, bituminous, subbituminous, lignite, and waste coal; coal synfuel and refined coal; and beginning in 2011, coal-derived synthesis gas. Prior to 2011 coal-derived synthesis gas was included in Other gases.
Figures indicate generation at utility-scale facilities.
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