USA: Electricity production capacity

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 USA

Electricity production capacity, million kilowatts

 Latest value 1,176.73
 Year 2021
 Measure million kilowatts
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 868.17
 Min - Max 577.61 - 1,176.73
 Source The U.S. Energy Information Administration
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1980 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 868.17 million kilowatts with a minimum of 577.61 million kilowatts in 1980 and a maximum of 1176.73 million kilowatts in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 1176.73 million kilowatts. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 190 countries is 42.13 million kilowatts. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Electricity production capacity - Recent values chart

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USA - Electricity production capacity - historical chart - 1980-2021




Definition: Total Electricity Installed Capacity (Million Kilowatts)

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