🇺🇸 Electricity Generation of United States of America

The electricity generated in United States of America has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in United States of America reach 4152.22 TWh. Whereof 38.04% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Gas.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in United States of America increased by 2.7%
  • In total, United States of America generated 4,152.22 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in United States of America grew with 109.04 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 9.21% in United States of America
  • In 2021, United States of America produced 14.927521591092% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of United States of America (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, United States of America's electricity generation has increased from 3,802.1 TWh to 4,152.22 TWh, a 9.21% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 3,802.1 % %
2001 3,727.57 -74.53% -1.96%
2002 3,844.23 116.66% 3.13%
2003 3,868.94 24.71% 0.64%
2004 3,951.95 83.01% 2.15%
2005 4,034.99 83.04% 2.1%
2006 4,046.94 11.95% 0.3%
2007 4,142.57 95.63% 2.36%
2008 4,107.53 -35.04% -0.85%
2009 3,939.82 -167.71% -4.08%
2010 4,113.94 174.12% 4.42%
2011 4,088.87 -25.07% -0.61%
2012 4,040.67 -48.2% -1.18%
2013 4,055.61 14.94% 0.37%
2014 4,096.01 40.4% 1.0%
2015 4,083.99 -12.02% -0.29%
2016 4,087.56 3.57% 0.09%
2017 4,052.31 -35.25% -0.86%
2018 4,201.55 149.24% 3.68%
2019 4,158.38 -43.17% -1.03%
2020 4,043.18 -115.2% -2.77%
2021 4,152.22 109.04% 2.7%

United States of America's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Gas was the largest generator of electrical energy in United States of America with 38.04% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Gas 38.04%
Coal 21.62%
Nuclear 18.74%
Wind 9.11%
Hydro 5.94%
Solar 3.96%
Bioenergy 1.31%
Other Fossil 0.85%
Other Renewables 0.44%

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

Ember-Climate

Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

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