EIA updates State Energy Profiles and energy estimates

By Jodi Delapaz

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 - The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has updated its State Energy Profiles, adding new monthly data, including prices, supply and consumption for electricity, petroleum, natural gas and coal.

EIA's State and Territory Energy Profiles provide “Quick Facts” and an analytical narrative for each state and U.S. territory. The profiles also offer 96 key data series for each state, including state rankings.

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Updated Quick Facts include:

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  •  In 2015, 73 percent of retail electricity sales in the District of Columbia went to the commercial sector, and only 2 percent went to the industrial sector, reflecting DC's large concentration of government buildings and museums as well as government-related activity.
  • Florida was second only to Texas in 2015 in net electricity generation, and third in the nation in electricity consumption, behind Texas and California.
  •  Georgia is heavily forested and has been a leading state in the production of wood products, which contribute feedstock for biomass electricity generation. In 2015, Georgia ranked third in the nation in net electricity generation from biomass.
  • In 2015, North Carolina was the fourth-largest producer of electricity generated from solar photovoltaics (PV) among the states; almost all of the solar generation occurred at utility-scale facilities operated by independent power producers.
  • South Carolina's four nuclear power plants supplied 55 percent of the state's net electricity generation in 2015. Two new reactors are under construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station site in Fairfield County.
  • Natural gas provided 39 percent of Virginia's net generation in 2015, surpassing generation from the state's two nuclear power plants for the first time.

To view all state and territory profiles, visit EIA's State Energy Profiles home page.

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