2003 Gross System Electricity Production

California Gross System Power for 2003
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 27,222 7,488 24,306 59,016 21.3%
Large Hydro 30,889 12,126 1,911 44,926 16.2%
Natural Gas 92,356 1,911 7,738 102,005 36.9%
Nuclear 35,594 778 5,553 41,925 15.2%
Renewables 28,740 -0- -0- 28,740 10.4%
Biomass 5,574     5,574 2.0%
Geothermal 13,771     13,771 5.0%
Small Hydro 5,146     5,146 1.9%
Solar 758     758 0.3%
Wind 3,491     3,491 1.3%
Other -0-     -0- 0.0%
TOTAL 214,801 22,303 39,508 276,612 100.0%

Source:

2003 Net System Power Calculation Report, Energy Commission Publication # 300-04-001R. (PDF, 8 pages, 309 kilobytes, date on line April 15, 2005)

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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