Different Regions of the Country Use                   Different Fuel Mixes to Generate Electricity.                      ...
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Map of generated electricity

  1. 1. Different Regions of the Country Use Different Fuel Mixes to Generate Electricity. WEST NORTH CENTRAL Across  the  United  States,  a   EAST NORTH CENTRAL Non-Hydro Renewables* diverse  mix  of  fuel  is  used  to   Non-Hydro Renewables* Non-Hydro Renewables* NEW ENGLAND 2% Other** 3% Other** generate  electricity.  Several   1% Other** <0.5% Hydro <0.5% Hydro Non-Hydro Fuel Oil <0.5% MOUNTAIN Hydro <0.5% 2% Fuel Oil <0.5% Fuel Oil Renewables* 8% Nuclear Hydro 6% Other** Nuclear 15% <0.5% <0.5% company’s  decision  to  use   Nuclear 5% 1% Fuel Oil 7% 23% 4% particular  fuels.  These  include   Natural Nuclear Gas 28% Coal the  price  and  the  availability  of   5% Natural Gas 15% Coal supply.  This  map,  arranged  by   5% 69% Natural Gas Coal Coal census  region,  illustrates  the     25% 57% 74% diversity  of  fuel  use  and  shows   Natural Gas 41% how  the  electricity  genera-­PACIFIC CONTIGUOUS tion  mixes  in  various  regions   Non-Hydro Renewables* of  the  country  differ.  The  map   9% Other**Hydro <0.5% Fuel Oil MIDDLE ATLANTIC further  demonstrates  that  major   38% 1% Non-Hydro Renewables* changes  in  the  generation  mix   Coal 2% Other** 4% <0.5% could  have  economic  and  reli-­ Hydro Fuel Oil 6% 2% ability  impacts,  especially  on  a   regional  basis. Nuclear Natural Gas 12% 37% Coal * Includes generation by agricultural waste, PACIFIC NONCONTIGUOUS Nuclear 36% landfill gas recovery, municipal solid waste, 35% wood, geothermal, non-wood waste, wind, Fuel Oil Natural Gas 54% 19% and solar. ** Includes generation by tires, batteries, Other** chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, 1% WEST SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH ATLANTIC Coal Non-Hydro Renewables* sulfur, and miscellaneous technologies. Non-Hydro Non-Hydro Renewables* 12% 2% Renewables* Hydro 4% Other** EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Hydro Other** Sum of components may not add to 100% due 4% Hydro <0.5% 1% 1% to independent rounding. Natural Gas 1% Non-Hydro Renewables* Fuel Oil 8% 21% Nuclear Fuel Oil 2% Other** 3% Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy 12% 1% Nuclear Hydro <0.5% 24% Information Administration, Power Plant Report Fuel Oil Nuclear 3% 1% (EIA-906), and Combined Heat and Power 19% Plant Report (EIA-920), 2007 Final. Natural Gas 46% Natural Gas February 2009 Coal 17% 37% Natural Gas Coal © 2009 by the Edison Electric Institute. 12% Coal 53% All rights reserved. 64%

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