Electricity from Non-Utility Generators

Non-Utility Electricity

Imported Electricity

  Electric utilities in the US generate the lion's share of the electricity we use.  How much electricity do we actually get from non-utility generators?  How much do we import?

In 1997, US utilities generated 3126 billion kWh (net) electricity.

Non-utility generators produced 407 billion kWh, of which about half was consumed by the producing facilities.

We imported 47 billion kWh for electricity, obviously mostly from Canada.

Reference: The DOE's Annual Energy Review, 1997

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