6.2 : Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution




6.2.1 2010 Existing Capacity, by Energy Source (GW)
Number of Generator Nameplate Net Summer Net Winter
Plant Fuel Type Generators Capacity Capacity Capacity
Coal 1,396 342.3 316.8 319.2
Petroleum 3,779 62.5 55.6 59.6
Natural Gas 5,529 467.2 407.0 438.7
Other Gases 106 3.1 2.7 2.7
Nuclear 104 106.7 101.2 103.0
Hydroelectric Conventional 4,020 78.2 78.8 78.5
Wind 689 39.5 39.1 39.2
Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic 180 0.9 0.9 0.8
Wood and Wood Derived Fuels 346 7.9 7.0 7.1
Geothermal 225 3.5 2.4 2.6
Other Biomass 1,574 5.0 4.4 4.4
Pumped Storage 151 20.5 22.2 22.1
Other 51 1.0 0.9 0.9
Total 18,150 1,138.6 1,039.1 1,078.7









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