2004 Gross System Electricity Production

California Gross System Power for 2004
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 28,589 6,161 26,901 61,651 21.3%
Large Hydro 29,703 11,428 1,872 43,003 14.9%
Natural Gas 104,977 2,302 10,885 118,164 40.8%
Nuclear 30,241 940 5,789 36,970 12.8%
Renewables 29,571 -0- -0- 29,571 10.2%
Biomass 5,903     5,903 2.0%
Geothermal 14,000     14,000 4.8%
Small Hydro 4,669     4,669 1.6%
Solar 741     741 0.3%
Wind 4,258     4,258 1.5%
Other -0-     -0- 0.0%
TOTAL 223,081 20,831 45,447 289,359 100.0%

Source:

2004 Net System Power Calculation Report, Energy Commission Publication # CEC-300-2005-004. Acrobat PDF, 8 pages, 309 kilobytes, date on line April 15, 2005

Note:

Data was updated for this table on January 10, 2006. Data used for the April 2005 report was preliminary, and errors were found in submitted data. Methodology is same and numbers above reflect the correct/current data.

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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