In 2020, electricity generation from solar increased 69.08 percent, generation by wind increased 26.41 percent, generation by other biomass increased 6.13 percent, and generation by hydroelectric power increased 3.72 percent from
2019. Electricity generation by petroleum decreased by 13.20 percent, generation by nuclear power decreased 10.98 percent, generation by coal decreased 7.83 percent, and
generation by natural gas decreased 5.34 percent from 2019.
In 2016, generation by petroleum decreased to -17,940, which meant
the facilities used more electricity than they produced.
Nuclear electric power generation decreased 37 percent from
2010 to 2011 and 16.32 percent from 2011 to 2012, which was due
to the shutdown of the Fort Calhourn Nuclear Plant for the 2010
maintenance period and then from the 2011 flood.
There was an increase in electricity generation from other
biomass from electric generators, electric utilities, between
1992–1998, because the Sheldon plant, operated by Nebraska
Public Power District, was producing electricity from tire chips.
There was no generation reported from this renewable energy source
after 1998. The process was discontinued, because it was not
Also see the
and Capacity (pages 23 to 26) report, the Units
and Capacity by Energy Source report, and the Units
and Capacity by Energy Source and Year of Initial Operation report
for additional information.
Sources: Electric Power Annual.
Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.
Notes: Totals may not equal the sum of the components
due to independent rounding, and totals from one table to the next may
not be equivalent.
Coal includes anthracite, bituminous coal,
subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and synthetic coal.
Other includes non–biogenic municipal
solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased
steam, sulfur, tire–derived fuels, and miscellaneous technologies.
Other Biomass includes biogenic municipal solid
waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other
biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases
(including digester gases and methane).
Other Gases include blast furnace gas, propane
gas, and other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Petroleum includes distillate fuel oil (all diesel
and No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 fuel oils), residual fuel oil (No. 5 and
No. 6 fuel oils and bunker C fuel oil), jet fuel, kerosene, petroleum
coke, and waste oil.
Wood and Wood–Derived Fuels include paper pellets,
railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, red liquor, sludge
wood, spent sulfite liquor, and black liquor, with other wood waste
solids and wood–based liquids.
The tables and graph were updated on December 16, 2021.
Typically, there is one year between updates.