Americans rely on electricity from a variety of sources. Reduced electric demand, changing delivery costs, and new regulations, including those focused on reducing environmental impact, have prompted transformations across the energy sector in recent years, resulting in growth in natural gas, solar, and wind generation. In 2015, 40% of additional power generation came from natural gas and renewable systems, a trend that continues. Each state has its own mix of power sources based on the resources available.

Total Electric Power Industry:
gigawatt hours

  • Wind: 12,229,559
  • Gas: 116,139,609
  • Coal: 297,874
  • Nuclear: 18,505,385
  • Oil: 18,505,385
  • Solar: 14,814,384
  • Hydro: 13,808,498
  • Geothermal: 11,883,135