2002 Gross System Electricity Production

California Gross System Power for 2002
In Gigawatt-Hours (GWh)
Fuel Type California
In-State Generation (GWh)
Northwest Imports (GWh) Southwest Imports (GWh) Gross System Power Percent of Gross System Power
Coal 27,618 5,283 21,582 54,483 20.0%
Large Hydro 26,937 19,304 1,959 48,200 17.7%
Natural Gas 90,898 1,717 6,865 99,480 36.5%
Nuclear 34,353 882 5,267 40,502 14.9%
Renewables 29,879 -0- -0- 29,879 11.0%
Biomass 7,140     7,140 2.6%
Geothermal 13,946     13,946 5.1%
Small Hydro 4,382     4,382 1.6%
Solar 864     864 0.3%
Wind 3,546     3,546 1.3%
Other -0-     -0- 0.0%
TOTAL 209,685 27,186 35,673 272,544 100.0%

Source:

2002 Net System Power Calculation Report, Energy Commission Publication # 300-03-002. (PDF, 8 pages, 669 kilobytes, date on line April 22, 2003)

Generally, to convert from gigawatt hours into megawatts, divide the number of gigawatts by 8,760 then multiply by 1,000 to get megawatts. This is "average" megawatts, as capacity of power plants varies depending on resource/fuel type and plant efficiency.

Contact: Michael Nyberg, Mnyberg@energy.ca.gov



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