Table 1.   Existing Capacity and Planned Capacity Additions at U.S. Electric Utilities by Energy Source, 2000

Primary

Energy

Source

Existing

Planned Additions (2001-2005)

Number

of Units

Generator

Nameplate

Capacity

(megawatts)

Net

Summer

Capacity

(megawatts)

Net Winter

Capacity

(megawatts)

Number

of Units

Generator

Nameplate

Capacity

(megawatts)

Net

Summer

Capacity

(megawatts)

Net Winter

Capacity

(megawatts)

                 

U.S. Total

9,3511

639,4291

604,5141

615,0301

458

52,216

44,726

49,963

   Coal

1,024

278,005

260,990

262,482

W

W

W

W

   Petroleum

3,007

45,646

41,017

44,443

95

984

879

950

   Gas2

2,068

129,516

117,845

123,078

280

47,549

40,652

45,696

   Water (Pumped Storage Hydroelectric)

135

17,480

18,020

17,854

-

-

-

-

   Nuclear

91

92,111

86,163

87,042

-

-

-

-

   Waste Heat

61

4,584

5,892

6,258

13

1,817

1,425

1,558

   Water (Conventional Hydroelectric)

2,836

71,185

73,738

73,024

24

392

373

361

   Other Renewable

128

889

837

836

W

W

W

W

      Geothermal

11

260

273

273

-

-

-

-

      Nonwood Waste3

25

267

247

250

W

W

W

W

      Solar

14

5

5

5

W

W

W

W

      Wind

69

71

54

57

W

W

W

W

      Wood and Wood Waste

9

286

259

252

-

-

-

-

1 Existing capacity totals include a 13 megawatt expander turbine fueled by hot nitrogen.

2 Includes gas-fueled fuel cell units.

3 Biomass, including landfill methane gas.

W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

  Notes:  Data for Form EIA-860A are final.  Plants sold or transferred to nonutilities are not included in these data. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

  Source:  Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860A, "Annual Electric Generator Report - Utility."