Real-Time Maps and Charts

Fuel Mix Chart

Fuels Renewables

These charts indicate the fuels being used by New England's power plants to generate electricity.

The Fuels chart includes: natural gas, nuclear, coal, oil, hydro, and renewables. Electricity imported from neighboring areas is not included. “Other” represents resources using a fuel type that does not fall into any of these categories. Other may include new technologies or new fuel types that come onto the system but are not yet of sufficient quantity to have their own category. Other will almost always reflect a percentage of less than one percent when it appears in the chart because of the small number and size of the resources in the category.

The Renewables category, which is also shown as its own chart, includes: landfill gas, methane, refuse, solar, steam, wind, and wood. Hydro is not included in this category primarily because the various sources that make up hydroelectric generation (i.e., conventional hydroelectric, run-of-river, pumped storage) are not universally defined as renewable in the six New England states.

A fuel may appear in the legend but not in the charts if it is producing a very low amount of electricity. If a fuel is not producing any electricity, it will not appear at all.

Click on the export button in the upper right corner of the portlet to view the raw chart data in CSV format.