U.S. coal electricity generation 2008-2018

This statistic represents the electricity net generation from coal in the United States between 2008 and 2018. Here, around 1.15 billion megawatt hours of electricity were generated from coal in 2018.

Electricity generation from coal in the United States from 2008 to 2018 (in million megawatt hours)*

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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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