Electricity generation in the U.S.

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Statista Dossier about the U.S. electricity generation industry

This dossier presents graphs and tables about the electricity generation industry in the United States. Focusing on the generation of both traditional fossil fuel sources and renewable sources, it also provides data on the electricity generated by utilities.

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  • 1. Overview
    • Global generation of electricity generation 1990-2017

    • Global electricity generation by energy source 2017

    • North American electricity generation capacity share by region 2020

    • U.S. electric-generating capacity 2000-2018

    • U.S. electricity generating capacity addition share by technology 2010-2019

  • 2. Electricity generation from fossil fuels
    • U.S. electricity generation from natural gas and renewables 2000-2018

    • U.S. petroleum energy consumption for power generation 1990-2017

    • U.S. electricity generation from natural gas: 2000-2018

    • U.S. generation of natural gas energy at utility-scale facilities 2005-2018

    • U.S. coal electricity generation 2008-2018

    • Net summer capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States 1975-2018

  • 3. Electricity generation from renewables
    • Power generation from renewable sources in the United States 2002-2018

    • Renewables: share of electricity generation in the U.S. 2018

    • U.S. net waste-to-energy electric generation 2001-2017

    • U.S. renewable electricity generation - conventional hydroelectric 2005-2018

    • Renewables: geothermal electricity generation in the U.S. 2000-2018

    • U.S. solar PV power generation: increase 2009-2018

    • U.S. wind power increase in electricity generation 2000-2018

  • 4. Electricity generation market
    • U.S. electricity net generation by sector 1975-2018

    • U.S. revenue for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution 2010-2018

    • U.S. electricity generation by independent power producers 2005-2018

    • U.S. base overnight costs of power plants by technology 2019

    • Power plant operating expenses 1998-2018

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