Energy Sources in New England
2013

Net Energy for Load (NEL) is the electric energy produced by generation and imports to satisfy all residential, commercial, and industrial customer demand. Below is the breakdown of generation by fuel type plus imports and exports over individual tie lines that make up New England's NEL for 2013. This information is also available in a spreadsheet [XLS], which provides the data by month and by year dating back to 2000.

  GWh (a) % of Generation % of NEL
TOTAL GENERATION (b) 112,040

100%

86.6%
Gas 41,542

37.0%

32.1%
Nuclear 37,183

33.2%

28.8%
Oil/Gas 9,575

8.6%

7.4%
Total Renewables 8,751

7.8%

6.8%
Wood/Refuse 3,554    
Refuse 2,732    
Wind 1,766    
Landfill Gas 377    
Steam 144    
Solar 120    
Methane/Refuse 36    
Steam/Refuse 22    
Hydro: Run of River & Pondage 7,141

6.4%

5.5%
Coal 6,259

5.6%

4.8%
Hydro: Pumped Storage 1,211

1.1%

1.0%
Oil 379

0.3%

0.3%
       
NET FLOW OVER EXTERNAL TIES (c) -18,931   14.64%
       
New Brunswick -3,711    
New York -1,338    
Quebec -13,882    
Total Imports -23,007    
New Brunswick -3,763    
New York -5,363    
Quebec -13,882    
Total Exports 4,077    
New Brunswick 52    
New York 4,025    
Quebec 0    
       
PUMPING LOAD (d) 1,624   -1.26%
       
NET ENERGY FOR LOAD (e) 129,346   100%

 

(a) GWh stands for gigawatt-hour. Numbers are preliminary pending 90-day resettlement.

(b) Data are not available for the amount of generation by individual fuels in dual fuel units such as oil/gas.

(c) Imports are negative; exports are positive.

(d) The energy used to operate pumped storage plants.

(e) Generation + net interchange - pumping load.

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