Section 7. Electricity

February 2005
Monthly Energy Review;Feb2005, p95
This article reports on the total electricity generation and consumption in the U.S. In 2003, net generation of electricity totaled 3.9 trillion kilowatt hours, up 1 percent compared with the total in 2002. Of the total generated, 96 percent came from the electric power sector; 4 percent was generated by combined heat and power plants and electricity-only plants in the industrial and commercial sectors. The consumption of coal for electricity generation and useful thermal output by all sectors was 84 million short tons in November 2004, slightly higher than in November 2003.


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