The latest edition of EEI's Statistical Yearbook of the Electric Power Industry
highlights key 2010 data on capacity, generation, energy sales, customers, revenues, and finance. Highlights include:
- The U.S. electric power industry's total installed generating capacity increased 1.1 percent from 2009, with a total of 1,135,040 megawatts, as of December 31, 2010.
- Almost 5,500 megawatts of capacity fueled by renewables were added during 2010, of which almost 5,000 megawatts were wind generators.
- Total electricity generation during 2010 was 4,120,028 gigawatthours, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2009.
- Shareholder-owned electric utilities accounted for 39.6 percent of total U.S. electric generation during 2010.
- Coal remained the top fuel source for electric generation, accounting for 44.9 percent of total generation.
- Natural gas and nuclear power rounded out the top three fuel sources, contributing 23.8 percent and 19.6 percent, respectively.
About EEI's Statistical Yearbook
Presenting both current and historical information, EEI's Statistical Yearbook highlights data from 2010, including partial 2011 data. These data are compiled for various sectors of the total U.S. electric power industry. With the exception of financial information, data are provided for both the total electric power industry, and for shareholder-owned electric utilities alone. Financial information is given for shareholder-owned electric utility operating companies only.
- For more information, visit the Statistical Yearbook's product page.