2008 Total Electricity System Power

2008 Total System Power in Gigawatt Hours
Fuel Type California
In-State Generation (GWh) 1
Northwest Imports (GWh) 2 Southwest Imports (GWh)2 Total System Power Percent of Total System Power
Coal* 3,977 8,581 43,271 55,829 18.21%
Large Hydro 21,040 9,334 3,359 33,733 11.00%
Natural Gas 122,216 2,939 15,060 140,215 45.74%
Nuclear 32,482 747 11,039 44,268 14.44%
Renewables 28,804 2,344 1,384 32,532 10.61%
Biomass 5,720 654 3 6,377 2.08%
Geothermal 12,907 0 755 13,662 4.46%
Small Hydro 3,729 674 13 4,416 1.44%
Solar 724 0 22 746 0.24%
Wind 5,724 1,016 591 7,331 2.39%
Total 208,519 23,945 74,113 306,577 100.0%

Source:

2008 Net System Power Report - Staff Report,
Publication number CEC-200-2009-010, to be considered for adoption July 15, 2009. (PDF file, 26 pages, 650 kb)

EIA, QFER, and SB 105 Reporting Requirements

*Note: In earlier years the in-state coal number included coal-fired power plants owned by California utilities located out-of-state.

1 In-state generation: Reported generation from units 1 MW and larger.

2 Net electricity imports are based on metered power flows between California and out-of-state balancing authorities.
The resource mix is based on utility power source disclosure claims, contract information, and calculated estimates on the remaining balance of net imports.

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



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